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    Ride a camel this weekend at the Beardsley Zoo!
    There is still time to visit the three dromedary camels that have made the Beardsley Zoo their home this summer through Labor Day. The Beardsley Zoo http://www.beardsleyzoo.orgis located on 1875 Noble Ave in Bridgeport Connecticut and is open...
  • Dromedary camels on the move
    MERS is still a threat
    The World Health Organization has issued a June 11 report on the cases of MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which were diagnosed in Iran. It also includes confirmed worldwide totals for illnesses. The WHO states that it has records for 683...
  • MERS virus may transfer from domestic animals to people
    Scientists to study dogs, cats, to unravel MERS mystery
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first discovered in 2012, and has killed roughly 200 people since its discovery. Two cases have been found in the U.S. Now, according to a May 26, 2014 article on BBC, scientists are attempting to...
  • Camels linked to spread of MERS virus
    Camels are linked to frightening MERS virus outbreak
    Camels are being linked to the recent spread of the MERS virus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has made its way from Saudi Arabia to the United States. The World Health Organization has issued warnings about contact with camels,...
  • Worried look
    Children at risk for long term anxiety
    Study reveals relapse occurs in less than half of children treated for anxiety Pediatric anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and impairing and are considered gateway disorders in that they predict adult psychiatric problems. Although they can...
  • Old Douglas Memorial
    Douglas is killed in the line of duty: The story of a Confederate Camel
    Death on the battlefields of the bloodiest war that we, as Americans have known, didn't just happen to soldiers. It happened to horses, mules, donkeys and even some oxen that were used to pull supply wagons, but possibly the oddest animal...
  • Animal spotlight: Camel
    Animal spotlight: Camel
    Camels are unusual animals that have distinctive humps on their backs. Camels can live in extremely hot climates and they can be very useful to human beings due to their ability to give milk, provide hair for textiles, and effective transportation...
  • Camels at Knoxville Zoo title page
    Creative writing video: Camels at Knoxville Zoo
    Involving students in creative writing activities can enhance learning, foster student creativity, and stimulate and further develop their imagination and writing ability. The more students get involved in writing, the better their prowess will be...
  • Camel rides
    Camel rides and giraffe feedings continue at Memphis Zoo
    Need an outing for your kids with spring fever? Looking for something different to do to end your homeschool year? Want your family members to have a hands-on experience with animals? If you can answer yes to any of these, the Memphis Zoo is the...
  • Camels in the desert
    A camel caravan in Arizona
    In the late 1850's Arizonans were searching for a better way to cross the deserts north of Phoenix. In 1857 Lieutenant Edward Beale was given the challenge to build a wagon road that stretched from the desert south of Flagstaff to the Colorado...
  • Camels in Long Beach
    Strange Long Beach facts: Camels native to Long Beach?
    Although camels are now pretty much indigenous to the deserts of the African continent, did you know that they once roamed Long Beach? Of course, it wasn't called Long Beach back then. Millions of years ago, camels roamed all about the North...
  • Reunited!
    Exploration of The Royal Book of Oz, Part Three
    Dorothy was shaken awake by her bed, which insisted she get up as it had a lecture to get to. With Sir Hokus and the Lion she breakfasted with King Fix Sit, whom they asked to direct them out of Fix City. In his usual brusque manner, Fix Sit told...
  • Photos: Anti-protesters on horses and camels attack in Cairo, Egypt (slideshow)
    Photos: Anti-protesters on horses and camels attack in Cairo, Egypt (slideshow)
    Photos: Anti-protesters on horses and camels attack in Cairo, Egypt (slideshow)The violence in Tahir, Square in Cairo, Egypt continues to be the top headline story in the UK today.The Guardian newspaper is featuring a live blog with running...
  • CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 02: A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarek and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
    Cairo, Egypt riots: Video of pro-Mubarak protesters on horses and camels
    Cairo, Egypt riots: Video of pro-Mubarak protesters on horses and camelsPro-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak protesters, many of whom were hired thugs and secret police, stormed Tahrir Square in Cairo Wednesday attacking the anti-Mubarak...
  • Firefighters rescue camel from sinkhole
    Firefighters rescue camel from sinkhole
    Michael Dilworth raised his Bactrian camel from a baby by bottle feeding the animal every few hours for months. Today, Moses is one happy camel, and more than delighted that Oregon firefighters came to his rescue.The 1500 pound camel fell into a...