Today is Endangered Species Day, and while "celebration" seems not quite the right word to use when discussing the prospect of entire species disappearing from our planet forever, it's certainly easy to celebrate the amazing animals that ride this Earth with us.
You'd expect to find camels in Morocco's dunes, the colorful fairs of India, and Asia's arid steppes. But in Patagonia? You bet! They may not look quite the same as those famed ships of Old World deserts, but members of the camel family are more common in the new world than you might suppose. From the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas of the Andes, to the playful guanacos that dot the grasslands of the Patagonian steppe, these camel cousins may lack the signature hump of their kin, but they are no less hardy.