Australia is urgently looking to establish a “wild camel management plan” as the country’s severe drought is sending camels stampeding into settlements looking for water.

Camels, introduced to Australia in the 19th century, are also a threat to eco-systems as they compete with native species.

Culling the animals may be the only option, experts say – a measure made all the more urgent after hundreds of camels charged into the Warakurna aboriginal settlement looking for water.

Goska Romanowicz

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