Jan 16, 2017

Camel wrestling

Over 100 camels showed off their wrestling skills at the Selcuk Ephesus Camel Wrestling Festival in Izmir, Turkey.

Camel wrestling, which originated among the nomadic Turkic Tribes 2,400 years ago, sees two huge animals face off in bouts that last around 10 minutes.

The losing camel is the one who is wrestled to the ground, or who runs away. Teams of handlers surround the camels to break them up if they become too violent.

The festival involves a parade and a camel beauty pageant and attracts more than 150 camel owners and more than 20,000 spectators.

The camels are bred and trained from a young age specifically for competition.

(Pics & story : Dailymail.co.uk)

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