The Country With The Largest Population Of Camels Is?
When you think camels, you likely think exotic Middle Eastern locales, sandy African deserts, or of nomadic tribes with a rich history of camel husbandry. Most likely, you don’t think of Australia. Yet if you’re looking for the world’s largest population of camels, you’ll need to head down under to a country more typically known for coral reefs, koalas, and friendly citizens.
Between 1860 and 1907, approximately 10,000 camels were imported to Australia from India, North Africa, China, and Mongolia. These camels were used as transportation and beasts of burden, as they were much better adapted to life in the arid outback than horses. The camels found Australia agreeable enough and the now feral descendants of that original group of 10,000 imports has swelled to well over 300,000.
The need for camel-based transportation has long since passed and the feral camels have proven themselves to be quite a nuisance. In times of drought (a not infrequent state of affairs in the Outback), the camels will damage water lines, pumps, and well heads in an attempt to access the precious water contained within. Since the early 2000s, Australia has engaged in trade with Middle Eastern countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, to export camels in order to help the countries keep up with the demand for camels and camel meat.
More Trivia Questions
The Greenish Tint Seen On The Edges Of Tempered Glass Is Caused By?
Which Keyboard Layout Is Faster Than The QWERTY Configuration?
The First City To Install Curb Cuts In Their Sidewalks Was?
Who Invented the Time Ball, Predecessor of the New Year’s Eve Ball?
What Common Electronic Device Was Once Remote Controlled By Ultrasound?
Who Invented The Light Bulb?
Which Company Used Euler’s Number As Part Of A Recruiting Riddle?
Which Of These Early Game Consoles Eschewed Raster Graphics For An Authentic Arcade Display?
The Target Corporation Runs A State-of-the-Art Lab Devoted To What?
The Bird With The Largest Egg To Body Size Ratio Is The?