In January each year there is the annual Camel
Wrestling Championship held in Selcuk in Turkey.
The event puts together two bull camels with a
female camel on heat nearby. The camels fight it
out for the female, leaning on each other to
push the other one down.
Camel wrestling is a
sport in which two male Tülu camels wrestle in
response to a female camel in heat being led
before them. It is most common in the Aegean
region of Turkey, but is also found in the
Marmara and Mediterranean regions of that
There are an estimated 1200 camel wrestlers
in Turkey, bred specially for the competitions.