There are two types of camels: dromedary and bacterian. Dromedaries have one hump, while bacterian camels have two humps. You can see both types at the Monterey Zoo. Several of our camels are elderly animals that were surrendered or rescued from less than desirable circumstances as some feel they make suitable pets. This couldn’t be further from the truth and like many other animals at our zoo, we urge all to find alternatives means of interacting with such animal instead of attempting to own one as a pet. Volunteering to work with the very same animals at a zoo is the perfect way to achieve your desire to meet and interact with these animals. 

Be sure to contact Monterey Zoo and inquire about our VIP  hands-on animal experiences that can be tailored to enable you to meet our camels, very up-close and personal.

Our Animals

Our camels are often trained with the help
of domestic animals.
They all participate in community holiday


Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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$35.25 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $110

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While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational and conservation minded experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.

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400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: 831-455-1901