Camel-lot

I love my camels. And as the curious g readers know, I’ve written about them often. To kick off 2013, I’ve found four tall tales about the camelids.

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It’s camelicious: The benes of camel milk cheese
Tasty, low fat, and versatile. What’s not to like?

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Dromedary transport: The Camel Corps
These pack animals showed their value for a while in the American West, but the birth of the railroad proved more efficient transport.

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Ms Camel 2012: Camel beauty pageant
Abu Dhabi’s the place and camels are in the race. And the beauty pageant too. How does one judge the tall, blonde and elegant? Find out here.

Owners and camels travel to Al Dhafra Festival. Click screen capture below for an atmospheric video.

Camels, camel milk cheese, camel pageants, Middle East, adventure holidays,

Camels, camel milk cheese, camel pageants, Middle East, adventure holidays,

The romance of the camel: Notable weddings
Rescue dromedaries tie the knot: She’s wearing a veil and garter, he’s sporting a tie. It’s all good fun – for kids and adults alike.

Photos from top: Detail of Paul Klee’s Two Dromedaries and a Donkey / © 2011 Janet Giampietro / Dave Yoder, National Geographic, 2012 / Shari V. Hill/Sun-News [camel with tie]

2 Responses to “Camel-lot”

  1. lg Says:

    Great stories and information. I was not aware of the historical significance and impact of camels in the US. Always enjoy your camel updates

  2. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Thanks lg.

    The Camel Corps story was very enlightening.

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