Camels at Home

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On the outskirts of Jeddah, there are many areas where herds of camels reside under the watchful eye of camel herders, many of whom live in tents near their charges. It doesn’t take much of a fence to keep these camels from wandering off – just some rickety posts and a few lines of barbed wire. Every time we have gone out to one of these camel stations, there has always been an abundance of baby camels. These are dromedary camels. They have only one hump and are native to Saudi Arabia. Their colors can range from a creamy white to all shades of tan to almost black.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Camels at Home

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  2. Chiara says:

    This is a wonderful picture, not only of the camels but of the terrain! Great colours and contrast foreground and background!

  3. Jacob says:

    I think I’d walk a mile for one of these camels!

  4. Dina says:

    I love seeing camels out in the open.
    What is the cord on some of them?

    • The cording that you see is actually a bra-like contraption placed on the mama camels to prevent the babies from nursing all the time. The camel herders sell the fresh camel milk. It’s funny to see when the herders displace the nursing bra to milk the camels, the babies get right in there to try to nurse.

  5. Do those camels respond well to, “GIDDY UP!?”

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