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Photos: National Festival Of Camel, Shahrood

Photos by Mohsen Rezaei, Mehr News Agency

The national festival of Camel was held on Tuesday in Shahrood's Camel Breeding and Research Center in the presence of state officials, researchers and experts. City of Shahrood is located in Semnan province in northern Iran.

Among the goals of the festivals is to review and explain the new achievements in research of sperm cryopreservation, embryo transfer procedure, artificial insemination and fertility of female camels.

In conjunction with the festival, cultural activities were held to promote tourism. This included performing ritual songs about and camel riding.

A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as humps on its back. There are two species of camels: the dromedary or Arabian camel has a single hump, and the Bactrian camel has two humps. They are native to the dry desert areas of West Asia, and Central and East Asia, respectively. Both species are domesticated to provide milk and meat, and as beasts of burden.

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