On judging camel beauty:
“We are looking for camels with big heads, firm ears, broad cheeks and big whiskers. There is no single important thing – the neck and body should be long, the hump and the back should be big, and we also look at the colour and posture of the camel.”
Personally, I have trouble with the concepts of Beauty and Camels in the same meme. On the other hand, it looks like winning camels are netting 7 figures.
(Via the BBC .)
A Dubai company plans to expand its line of camel-milk chocolates into the US, Europe, and Japan.
A “witch doctor” burns dried llama fetuses to support Morales in the Bolivian recall election. I boggle at the fact fact that there is a market for dried llama fetuses in the first place.
Cama cama cama cama cama chameleon
(might need a camelid++ category now. Or is that camelid–?)
Irish camels have quite the party instinct.
The Israeli military is using llamas in Lebanon.
They can carry 27kg, don’t make noise, and only need to be fed every couple of days.
Apparently Bolivian miners kick off Carnival with a ritual llama sacrifice. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. The miners have a pretty rough life. The llama sacrifice is a ritual of giving thanks–for surviving another year.
All you lovers of South American camelids, I point you to: the llama song.
I can’t believe it! I beat Adam in posting a llama related news story!