Tag Archives: Camel

Camel Humps and Scars

Like other animals, camels develop a thick warm winter coat for the colder months. When the weather warms up, they shed the excess fur, oftentimes in chunky clumps.  The last to go is usually atop its hump.  Many camels have … Continue reading

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Camel Profiles and Brand

This post shows the wide variation of colors that camels in Saudi Arabia come in. One humped dromedary camels are native to the kindgom.  Camels are brilliantly designed to live in hot desert climates like Saudi Arabia. Thick padding on … Continue reading

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White Camel

I still get a thrill when I see camels here in Saudi Arabia.  White camels are much more rare than camels that come in every shade of brown imaginable.  My husband likes to get fresh camel milk which is reputedly … Continue reading

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Our World: Camel Racing

One of the satellite sports television channels often airs camel racing, a popular sport in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Not far from the extravagant palaces and the spacious tiled villas of Jeddah, lives a Sudanese camel herder named Hussan. He is a content man with simple needs and very limited means. This is where he lives. The harsh climate … Continue reading

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Freshly Squeezed Camel Milk

This is Hussan, a camel herder from Sudan who lives in Saudi Arabia. He has just milked a camel for us. He will pour the fresh warm milk into a plastic bag for us to take away. A few posts … Continue reading

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Scratching that Itch

A few days ago I posted a couple of close-up photos of a camel satisfying an itch on a fencing post. Here’s a shot of mama camel and her baby scratching in unison. Aren’t they cute?

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SkyWatch: Always a Mosque Nearby

This photo just screams “Saudi Arabia.” Not a cloud in the sky. Mama and baby camel in the desert. A mosque and new construction visible in the background, along with a couple of palm trees. I love this photo! To … Continue reading

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Nursing Baby Camel

Baby camels nurse from their mamas for about two years. Camel milk is also good for humans. It is very nutritious, and compared to cow’s milk, is higher is Vitamin C and is more easily digested, which makes it better … Continue reading

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Camel and Tent

I think this is just one of those classic images of when one imagines a Middle Eastern desert scene with the camel at rest and the tent off in the distance. If you look closely, you can see the little … Continue reading

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