Camel numbers have the hump with water shortage

Camels might look like fun, tongue-wagging animals that live a carefree existence, but Australia has the largest feral camel population in the world. Across Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland you can find about 750,000 of them roaming the outback.

Scientists have recently confirmed a drop in numbers, however between 2001 and 2008 it’s estimated there was as many as 1 million feral camels in Australia!

Angus Randall spoke to Jan Ferguson, Managing Director of Ninti One that manage the Australian Feral Camel Management Project, to find out more about our lesser known neighbours and science behind the project!

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Producer: Sophie McKay

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