Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Racing

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Arab Camel Domestication

Arab Camels - Tripholidays

Dromedaries were first domesticated in central or southern Arabia some thousands of years ago. Experts are divided regarding the date: some believe it was around 4000 BC, others as recently as 1400 BC. There are currently almost 13 million domesticated dromedaries, mostly in the area from Western India via Pakistan through Iran to northern Africa. None survive in the wild in their original range, although the escaped population of Australian feral camels is estimated to number at least 300,000 and possibly over 1 million. Around the second millennium BC, the dromedary was introduced to Egypt and North Africa. In the Canary Islands, the dromedaries were introduced recently as domestic animals.

the Bactrian Camel. The Bactrian camel was domesticated sometime before 2500 BC in Asia, well after the earliest estimates for the dromedary. The Bactrian camel is a stockier, hardier animal, being able to survive from Iran to Tibet. The dromedary is taller and faster: with a rider they can maintain 8-9 mph (13-14.5 km/h) for hours at a time. By comparison, a loaded Bactrian camel moves at about 2.5 mph (4 km/h).


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Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


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