Many people now know that it was camels which caused the alarming spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) seen last year, but did you know that it was also suspected that those same beasts of burden could protect us from the debilitating disease?
A complete camel skeleton has recently been discovered by archaeologists near the river Danube in Austria, and it turns out it's a unique hybrid that is rare for Central Europe, according to a new study.
Google Street View cameras have ridden on cars, boats, and even gone underwater, but for the first time one will hitch a ride on an animal - a 10-year-old camel, to be exact.
A case of camel-to-human infection of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been identified, confirming the theory that the pack animals are the source of the deadly virus.
In protest of recent warnings from health ministry officials, some Saudi Arabians have begun kissing their camels, posting pictures and videos of the defiant acts on social media. Some claim they are braving a potential MERS infection, however, past reports indicate that it is unlikely that the virus can spread in this unusual manner.
The desert's most symbolic animal, the camel, actually roamed Canada's High Arctic more than 3 million years ago, when the region was warmer than today and covered by a forest.