An estimated 750,000 camels wreak havoc in the Australian outback. Brought to the country in the 19th century as work animals, their services were no longer needed as the internal combustion engine became widely used. Today, the animals decimate wild and agricultural lands, drinking water needed by farms and leaving a trail of damage in their wake. "Camels are almost uniquely brilliant at surviving the conditions in the outback. Introducing them was short-term genius and long-term disaster," said writer Simon Reeve.
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