Sunday, January 17, 2010

Camel Wrestling

I've heard of bull fighting, cock fighting and dog fighting but camel wrestling is a competition I'd never heard of. The largest camel wrestling festival will be held today in an ancient stadium near Selçuk in western Turkey. The sport takes place between two male Tülu camels who wrestle in response to a nearby female camel in heat. A winner is determined when one camel falls down or runs out of the arena. Even though these massive camels (some weigh almost one ton) seem like they could do some major damage, the sport is rather mild compared to other one-on-one, animal-based sports which often lead to the participants death. The camels merely buck up side-by-side or lock necks and try to trip each other.

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