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India milks a profit in quest to bump camel numbers

Rani - On the edge of the Indian desert, Lakshman Raika boils tea with fresh milk from one of his camels, gently stirring the brew his tribal herdsman have consumed for generations.

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert

- Squinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery -- camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art.

Emirati desert festival brings tradition back to life

Suwayhan - Women clad in emerald green abayas and men in crisp white gandoura gowns, Emirati folk dancers sway to the steady beat of a Bedouin drum against the desert skyline.

Qatar's prized racing camels swim for success

Doha - Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons swimming in a large pool that doubles as a jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel.

Camels’ role in MERS virus now under question

A new research study suggests that transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) from camels to humans is poor.

Op-Ed: Kissing camels in defiance of MERS warnings: How stupid is that?

Saudi Arabia is in the middle of an MERS outbreak that has infected over 519 people to date and claimed 157 lives. So what in the world is going on with the pictures and videos being posted on the web showing people kissing and hugging their camels?

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

Four amazing facts to know about camels

While closely related to the four South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanaco, and vicuña) true camels have amazing and odd adaptations helping them survive the worlds harshest environments.

MERS is widespread in camels

The coronavirus responsible for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is widespread in camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been around for at least 20 years, according to a new study.

Are camels linked to MERS?

A Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient’s pet camel has tested positive for the coronavirus. This has re-opened the debate over how the virus is being spread.

Study: Camels may be MERS virus host

London - Researchers have found that the Arabian camel may be a possible host of the deadly human MERS virus, affecting the Middle East.

A 1,000-mile trek across Asia's biggest desert — the Gobi Special

A bold team is about trek 1,000 miles across the largest desert in Asia. The expedition called Gobi2011 will see the team walking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia visiting indigenous people along the route.

Camels travel Scottish streets for nativity procession

Carstairs - Three camels joined a donkey and some people in a Scottish community on Saturday to take part in a nativity procession along the street.

Australian Government Considering Mass Killing of Camels

The Australian Government is considering killing tens of thousands of camels due to over-population, and feeling the ire of animal rights groups in the process.

Researchers advise Aussies to eat camels to protect environment

A study by the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Center in Australia finds feral camels are causing havoc and damaging fragile ecosystems and water sources. The researchers recommend Australians to eat camels in order to save the environment.

Abu Dhabi to host Camel Beauty Contest

Next week, the United Arab Emirates capitol of Abu Dhabi, will host an annual Bedouin heritage festival that will feature a beauty contest for the animal known as "the ship of the desert".

Camel beauty pageant held in Saudi Arabia

Delicate females, strapping males walk the fashion runway west of Riyadh

Tied To Camels - The Emirates Keep Training Those Boy Jockeys

Dubai (dpa) - Shortly after sunrise and again before sunset every day, Sheizad and the other little riders are strapped to the backs of camels for endless hours of training at the racetracks amid the sand dunes and glittering skyscrapers of this rich A...
 

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At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
Man Kissing Camel near Sphinx in Cairo.
Man Kissing Camel near Sphinx in Cairo.
David Dennis from Scotts Valley, CA, USA
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
Pic taken by me  a herd of Camels  Dubai.
Pic taken by me, a herd of Camels, Dubai.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
Camels crossing the desert.
Camels crossing the desert.
Courtesy of Jeremy Curl
Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
Courtesy of Jeremy Curl
Camels can be milked standing up  as shown here.
Camels can be milked standing up, as shown here.
Awle
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.

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