The Camel Connection Blog

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Camel Vet Alex Tinson (aka The Desert Vet)

After reading the book The Desert Vet by Alex Tinson we just KNEW we just had to have him on our podcast to chat more about, not only his camel adventures, but also his incredible scientific knowledge on camels.

 

Let’s face it, it’s hard to come by vets with over 30 years of...

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Wild Camel Protector John Hare, Explorer Interview

John Hare is no stranger to adventure and camels as an explorer, conservationist, author & co-founder of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation. 

 

John has undertook a number of incredible expeditions with camels into remote parts of the world, frequently travelling alone. 

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How To Train a Camel

Training camels is unlike any feat you will undertake, but do not be mislead, just because camels are a large animal it does not mean you need great strength to train them. 

 

The training method that we are about to teach you has been accomplished by the young, old male, female, all...

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New To Camels? Here’s Where To Start!

Are you considering owning camels or maybe you’ve recently got a camel and are beginning to learn more about them?

 

Like learning anything new there are some basic things you need to know to put you on the right path. 

 

From caring for camels to their handling and training...

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How Camels Have Changed People's Lives [World Camel Day]

We have a very special episode for you today, because World Camel day is June 22nd (every year) and for us and many camel lovers world wide this is a great excuse to share the amazingness of these animals that we’ve fallen in love with. 

 

If you Google World Camel Day its offical...

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Camel Training & Handling: 5 Enjoyable Things Your Camel Will Love

As a camel owner it’s easy to assume what your camel likes and or finds enjoyable, yet at the same time there can loom an element of doubt as you try to build a trusting relationship with your camel and get to know him/her better. 

 

Food is the first obvious choice when it comes...

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Camel Whispering: What Is It Really?

We've had hundreds of people go through our camel training courses on and off line and one thing we find in common with all people who are starting out or gaining confidence in camels is that they feel like they don't have the the same abilities that we, as mentors, do. 

 

The truth is...

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4 Month Mongolian Camel Expedition with Tamar Valkenier (Women Who Work With Camels)

Today we are interviewing and featuring Dutch born Tamar Valkenier about her 4 month Mongolian Camel Expedition as part of our #WomenWhoWorkWithCamels series.

 

Tamar shares the challenges she faced in such harsh environments and how being with camels 24/7 changed her as a person forever.

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Dromedary Vs Bactrian Camel Behaviours

 

 One of the most common questions we get asked is "what's the difference between dromedary and bactrian camel behaviours?"

 

Which is like asking a parent "who is your favourite child?"

 

Beside the obvious - that dromedary camels have one hump and bactrian camels have 2...

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Woman In The Wilderness with Miriam Lancewood

 

Today we have a treat for you!

 

We had the pleasure of Interviewing Miriam Lancewood, author of Woman in the wilderness.

 

We wanted to interview Miriam about her wilderness adventures, because we know, that some of you listening, have brought camels for this idea of living more...

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14 Amazing Photos of Camels used in War

Animals were a big part of assisting their handlers in wartimes. Some were used for practical reasons others were mascots to raise morale and or companionship to help assist with the hardship of the times.

 

The Imperial Camel Corps, first raised in 1916, was a camel-mounted infantry force...

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Basic Body Language of Camels

Reading the body language of camels can be a bit of a challenge as camels can seem bit aloof in their nature. 

 

Camel’s don’t show obvious signs of dislike as a horse would. For instance camels don’t put their ears back before defending themselves.

 

For a person...

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