Friday, November 15, 2013

Camels from the United Arab Emirates

UAE (United Arab Emirates) - Camel Family

postmarked in 2013 with two UAE 'Arab Postal Day' stamps

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Often camels are born white and will turn brown as they are growing up.

The two surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel (as seen above), which inhabits the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; and the bactrian, or two-humped camel, which inhabits Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; they provide milk, meat, hair for textiles or goods such as felted pouches, and are working animals with tasks ranging from human transport to bearing loads.


ONeal said...

I admit it, I'm kinda jealous. Such a wonderful camel card!
This would have been an awesome card to post on a wednesday. :)

Brenda Perez said...

crap, now I'm sad. I try very hard to post cards on the appropriate day. The day the person was born, the event happened, etc. I should have thought of hump day! oh well.

ONeal said...

Aww, don't be sad. There are more Wednesdays to come, they pop up every week. :) Hopefully, you'll have another camel card to post on the blog...on a Wednesday.... someday.

And I have definitely noticed how the posting date of a lot of the cards coordinate with a certain event. That's pretty cool!