Breaking Pet News from the Camel Corral!
You know we love Princess the Camel from the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, NJ. She is such a sweetheart. You may have seen her on some of our shows in the past, along with John Bergman, Zoo Director. Princess was owned by famous philanthropist Doris Duke. When Princess’ sister passed due to an infection, the trustees of the Duke estate started looking for a permanent home for Princess. That’s when she came to Popcorn Park. Her care, and the care of all of the animals in the zoo, is totally funded by donations from caring people like you.
That’s why we love to feature Princess and the Popcorn Park on our site and blog. John Bergman, his staff, volunteers and animal lovers who sponsor animals at the zoo or adopt from their dog, cat or other available small animals are all SUPER WOOFY WOO and we salute you all!
A little known fact about Princess is that she loves the NY Giants and NY Jets football teams…and graham crackers! She picks the winners for the NY teams via choosing a graham cracker out of John’s hand with the teams written on the palms of his hands. Here is her record thus far:
Week 1 – Pick: Baltimore Ravens over NY Jets. Correct! Ravens 10; Jets 9.
Week 2 – Pick:NY Giants over Indianapolis Colts. Incorrect. Colts 38; Giants 18.
Week 3 – Pick:NY Jets over Miami Dolphins. Correct! Jets 31; Dolphins 23.
She is picking the NY Giants vs the Chicago Bears game this week. Let’s see what she has to say:
Hey John, come a little closer I want to whisper something to you.
What’s up girl?
THE JETS WON!!!! Ha Ha Ha. That’s pay back for all the hump/hunch comments you made John.
Geez girl, you scared the hell out of me hollering like that. I wouldn’t be getting too over confident if I were you girl, you’re picking the Bears/Giants game this week. I know how much you like the Giants. But, the Bears are looking mighty good. They are undefeated so far this year.
I’m ready, I’m ready John. Let’s get to the part where I get to eat the crackers. Princess making her pick.
Her pick is The Giants.
Whoa girl, I just told you the Bears are undefeated. The Giants are playing like poop. They’re getting frustrated, taking penalties, turning the ball over. I don’t know about this one girl.
Nah, I don’t want to hear all that John, My buddy coach Tom is going to straighten them out and turn things around. No offense to BooBoo and the other bears here at the park but, the Giants are going to win this one.
Yeah girl good luck with this one.
Now let me finish up those graham crackers John.
If the Giants pull this one off and you’re right girl, there might be a TV so you can watch the games in the barn in the near future.
Do you think there will be a TV in Princess’ barn soon? Check back and see who wins!
Find our how to sponsor an animal at the Popcorn Park Zoo for only $4.00 a month. There are other ways to help including donating your old cell phone.