Santalum acuminatum x Camelus dromedarius (Camel)
by Creature Itch
Digital print with NFT
"Dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) were first imported to Australia in the 1840s as a beast of burden for exploration and development in arid areas. By the mid-1890s, more than 4500 had been introduced for use in the goldfields of Central Australia and Western Australia. Their long legs and neck enable them to browse trees much further from the ground than any other terrestrial herbivore in Australia.Desert Quandong (Santalum acuminatum) are a favourite food of the camels, which have significantly reduced the number of desert quandong trees in the Northern Territory. The species is now listed as vulnerable in the Territory. This classification could extend to WA and SA desert regions where the impacts of camels, wildfires, rabbits and other factors mean the trees are rarely seen.
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