Stuffed Animals Details…
** Stuffed Camel
** Tan Body, Light Hooves and Muzzle
** Made by Aurora
** 12.5 inch
“I come from a land, from a faraway place, where the caravan camels roam. Where it’s flat and immense and the heat is intense. It’s barbaric, but hey, it’s home!” Of course this second line from the intro to Disney’s 1992 Aladdin is from the bowderlized version. While we reserve opinion on that, it’s the first line that really interests us. Deserts? The Middle East? No, camels!
In the searing hot, arid lands of the Middle East, camels thrive as one of the most ubiquitous animals. To the native peoples, camels even replace automobiles as the main form of transportation (you try driving a car in those dunes!). Camels are not only transportation, but also a source of meat, milk and a respected domesticated animal much like the horse or donkey is elsewhere. Unlike those other animals, camels are uniquely suited to the intense conditions found in the Middle East. With their great ability to hold onto water, they can thrive in the desert sands where many other species cannot. But camels aren’t just in the Middle East. They, like other ungulates (think llamas) can sometimes be found in zoos around the world.
Take Oasis here. She’s a delightful dramadary camel who lives at the San Diego Zoo in California. Aurora brings her to life with its realistic and cuddly plushie. She’s perfect for any fan of nature and wildlife, we guarantee it, effendi! (That’s an honorific or title of respect in Arabic and means ‘lord’ or ‘master’).