Camel herders' festival organized

2017-01-10 15:11:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Camels of Great Gobi” a festival of Mongolian camel herders and a regional conference took place in Bayan-Undur soum of Bayankhogor province of Mongolia.

The Governor’s Office and the Department of Food and Agriculture of Bayankhongor province and the Governor’s Office of Bayan-Undur soum co-organized the event, which was attended by about 100 camel herders with over 150 Bactrian camels from Bayankhongor and Gobi-Altai provinces.

Within the framework of the festival, “Beautiful Couple” competition was held and herder couples from Bayantsagaan soum was selected for good-looking outer appearance of their camels as well as of their own, wearing a traditional Mongolian deel.

The Bactrian camel is a large, even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel.