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Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:32

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

How Australian camels turned into `humped pests`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:30

The once useful Australian camels that helped the country establish its modern infrastructure are now regarded as "humped pests" and culled on a large scale, says a study.

Wild animals interbred with domesticated ones until recently: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 14:20

Recent research on the domestication of donkeys, camelids (which includes dromedaries, Bactrian camels, llamas and alpacas) pigs, cattle, sheep and goats suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought.

Three arrested, 24 camels seized

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:02

Three persons were arrested and 24 camels recovered from them while they were trying to take them for slaughter, police said on Tuesday.

New ancient camels named from Panama Canal excavation

Last Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012, 15:24

The study is the first published description of a fossil mammal discovered as part of an international project in Panama.

Invading camels to be shot in Australian town

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 15:39

State authorities plan to corral about 6,000 wild camels with helicopters and gun them down after they overran a small town in Australia`s Outback in search of water, trampling fences, smashing tanks and contaminating supplies.

Double hump camels to be deployed along China border

Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2009, 21:42

Troops guarding the icy Sino-Indian frontier will soon have a new companion in the form of double hump camels which will be deployed to carry rations and materials for them.

Australia considers mass killings of camels

Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 12:26

Thousands of camels in Australia`s remote Outback could be killed by marksmen in helicopters under a government proposal aimed at cutting down the population of the havoc-wreaking creatures.