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Pushkar Camel Fair.
Buying and Selling Camels
Test-driving a Racing Camel

Looking to buy a high-performance racing camel at the Pushkar Camel Fair,
this potential camel buyer takes one out for a test ride.

 

The Jaisalmeri breed is well known for riding and race potential

Pushkar, India

At this years camel fair in Pushkar 13,000 camels showed up, a few thousand horses and a few thousand cattle too. Camel men had to herd their camels for hundreds of miles down the roads to attend the largest camel event in the world. On the last 2 days of the unusual event there are thousands of camels headed back out on the roads in all directions form Pushkar. In just 2 days the number of camels will drop from 13,000 to about 3,000. It's kind of sad going out there and seeing so few camels left, but on the flip side it's quite a sight seeing thousand of camels, some pulling carts going through town and down the roads.

 
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They are lightly built and comparatively lean and thin in appearance
The average race speed of young females is about 30 km/hr. (19mph)