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04-01-2008, 10:52 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile29468/a-crowd-of-animals.htm>a crowd of animals</a></b><br><br>COOL!! a crowd of animals at such a place. What kind of animal?<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/169394crowd.jpg>

04-01-2008, 10:53 AM
From where I come, they call them "rocks".

04-01-2008, 03:42 PM
I don't know.....I'd be inclined to call them animals. Maybe even people. Looks like a watering hole or well. There are foot paths leading in all directions.


04-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Those are some huge people...

But I see what your saying. Camels?

04-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Those are some huge people...

But I see what your saying. Camels?

I don't know....do they have Camels in Australia? Best guess would probably be sheep or cows. Or maybe Kangaroos :)

04-02-2008, 04:53 AM
I don't know....do they have Camels in Australia?

They sure have camels. It's the only place in the world where they live in the wild nature.

The ancestors of Australian feral camels were dromedary camels imported to provide transport through inland Australia, which their feral descendents have since made their domain. While they do not appear to be as destructive as other introduced herbivores, their increasing numbers may affect native vegetation, and feral camels have become minor agricultural pests.

Many different types and breeds of camels were brought into Australia, but most were from India. They included the large, fleece-bearing, two-humped Bactrian camel of China and Mongolia, the elite Bishari riding camel of North Africa and Arabia, the pedigreed Bikaneri war camel of Rajasthan in India, and the powerful, freight-carrying lowland Indian camel, capable of moving huge loads of up to 800 kilograms or 1760 pounds.

The feral dromedary camels found in Australia are a meld of these breeds but can be split into two types: a slender riding form and a heavier pack animal.

Thousands of camels were imported between 1840 and 1907 to open up the arid areas of central and western Australia. They were used for riding, and as draught and pack animals for exploration and construction of rail and telegraph lines; they were also used to supply goods to remote mines and settlements.