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Bactrian Camel

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Female

Temperament

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Commercial value

N/A

The beast of the desert

By

+254, Kenya

Posted Feb 06, 2016

One of the most amazing experiences in my professional career as a Vet was when I had visited Northern Kenya for a foot and mouth disease vaccination campaign. I remember my experience during my stay was an extra ordinary one. I never thought that the camel could be the main source of livelihood for a whole community until that experience in Northern Kenya. These camels were used by the local community as a means of transport, source of milk and meat, as well for other income generating activities. The camel is well adapted to that community because it can withstand walking for long distances on sand without water or food. I loved these camels because they were very calm animal. They were also very intelligent when dealing with as they responded well to the care takers. It was an experience to remember.

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