28 April, 2007

Good news animal story

The Daily Mail (UK) is intrigued by the beauty contest for camels being held in Saudi Arabia. These camels appear to get better treatment than some humans:
"In Lebanon they have Miss Lebanon," jokes Walid, moderator of the competition's Web site. "Here we have Miss Camel."
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"The nose should be long and droop down, that's more beautiful," explains Sultan al-Qahtani, one of the organisers. "The ears should stand back, and the neck should be long. The hump should be high, but slightly to the back."

The camels are divided into four categories according to breed - the black majaheem, white maghateer, dark brown shi'l and the sufur, which are beige with black shoulders. Arabic famously has over 40 terms for different types of camel.

Some females have harnesses strapped around their genitalia to thwart any efforts by the males to mount them. One repeat offender called Marjaa has been moved away.
It's all here.Like Miss Lebanon, the Miss Camel competition winners get large prizes.

2 comments:

Ibn Battuta said...

I wonder if Miss Camel has silicon enhanced humps like Miss Lebanon???

rosh said...

I think it's quite cute :)

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