Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.
Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong
The ideas surrounding the origins of domestic animals have recently been clarified, but the largest domestic, the camel, was an elusive prey, hiding in a small corner of the UAE. The discovery that these few wild ancestors contributed all of the domestic stock is historically and economically fascinating. Consider how useful this one species has been to people (and even explorers) living is the semi-desert and scrub around every African, Asian and other deserts. When supplies and even water were lacking, the camel was there for us! Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.