Camels

Judas camels betray their mates

Scientists say “Judas camels” fitted with tracking devices greatly enhance the chances of finding and culling wild camels.

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Associate Professor Peter Spencer says feral camels are difficult to locate as they occupy 37 per cent of the continent with a density of only .3 animals per square kilometre.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Environment Comments Off

Helicopter shooting ‘most humane’ for camels

A veterinarian has found helicopter shooting to be the most humane and effective way to cull wild camels.

The government wound up an aerial culling project in desert areas last year.

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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Wyndham: Plumber finds old camel medal

A plumber working in Wyndham has dug up an old camel license tag.

Camels were required to wear these in 1915.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 Wyndham Comments Off

Cable Beach: Camel licence appeal fails

The camel rides operator who appealed against the loss of his operating license has lost his appeal.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Business and finance, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Cable Beach: Camel operator appeals licence

A well-known camel rides operator is appealing a shire decision to award 10-year licenses to three other operators.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman – au, Wikimedia.

Ships of the Desert was not awarded a license last year.

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Ships of the Desert was the original camel rides operator at Cable Beach.

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Camel upsets drivers

A wandering camel is getting in the way of cars on Broome’s outskirts.

The ABC says the shire is trying to find out who it belongs to.

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Friday, December 6th, 2013 Broome Comments Off

Cable Beach: Camel man can’t operate

A camel rides operator has been told he must cease his business, despite holding a valid council-issued license.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman – au, Wikimedia.

He cannot comply with a new council regulation that requires access to “appropriately zoned” land.

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 Broome, Business and finance, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: Camel throws woman

A Cable Beach camel has thrown a woman on a camel ride.

She is in hospital with a suspected broken back.

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Sunday, August 18th, 2013 Broome, Local Government Comments Off
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