Libyan President Honors King of Swaziland with Camels
King Mswati III of Swaziland was given a present of six camels by Libyan president Muammar al Gaddafi as a token of friendship yesterday. The camels were flown to Swaziland via cargo plane, where they were greeted by the royal veterinarians and the King’s private secretary, according to an article in The Swazi Observer.
The camels will stay in quarantine for 30 days, where they will be regularly monitored by veterinarians. They will be moved to a new habitat, which is rumored to be a game reserve. Sam Mkhombe, the King’s private secretary, stated that the King would have the final say in where the camels would live. Dr. Robert Thwala, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture said that “it is a great pleasure for the country to be blessed with these rare beasts, especially because most people here are not familiar with these animals”. There is no known record of camels having lived in Swaziland before.
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