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Camels in the desert


When you think of camels, you would think of the desert. These animals have lived in a humid climate for ages and they have also been used as a mode of transportations by the Arabs in the Arab deserts. Camels could bear the hot weather with the help of their big hump, which is used to store fat and water. Camels are indeed amazing survivors and they are able to avoid predators and others that crave for resources. Camels can travel long distances that allow them to take advantage of the maximum number of resources. These omnivores can rehydrate themselves quickly and they can eat just about anything, including vegetation, meat, and bones. Camels are loving animals if you take good care of them but they can be stubborn and angry if they are ill-treated.

Camel racing


Camel racing is a traditional sport, which is practised in the middle-east and this sport is extremely popular in the Emirates. It was formally an informal event that took place in an informal setting, weddings and special events; but, now it has becoming a popular sport, attracting thousands of spectators from all over the world. The race is normally held from October to April (winter months) and a camel race festival at Al Wathba is held every year.

Camel slaughter


Although camels are able to avoid predators, they are still vulnerable to humans. In the middle-east, camels are slaughtered for their meat. Many people find this event as very disturbing; I find it disturbing too.

Camels as pets



Most Arabs tend to be attached to their camels. I am not surprised at all because camels are loving animals after all. However, some believe that camels can be dangerous as pets. There was a case of an unnamed woman from Mitchell, Queensland, Australia whom had died after her pet camel knocked her down to the ground, stomped on her, and then laid on top of her! The police suspects that the camel tried to mate with the 60 years old lady, whom was given the camel as her 60th birthday present. Looks like her birthday gift eventually took off her life. The camel was 10 months old and weighed 152 kg (336 lbs).


For full story, click on this link


For full story, click on this link

Another tragic death of a camel attack is a story of an African shepherd that was killed after the camel went berserk and chased him for several hours before it managed to get him. The 53 years old man was found dead at a farm and he had several bites and kicks. Police said the man died after suffering from serious injuries and bleeding. However, no one knew what actually happened to the angry camel.


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Liv Hambrett

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