Highly entertaining and more interactive with owners and others than any other pet, a macaw requires a major commitment of time and energy; they can live for over a 100 years.
The most recent statistics on the homeless show an unsettling truth that few of us want to hear. These alarming statistics hit awfully close to home—and to the fact that any one of us, due to an unanticipated medical challenge, sudden unemployment, housing loss, or other unanticipated life event—can easily wind up on the street.
Long treasured in Middle-Eastern countries as a delicacy, camel meat is often the featured culinary highlight for galas, receptions, banquets and serious celebrations. Specialist camel butchers prepare the meat, with the hump as the most prized portion of the animal; similar to the back strap cut on an elk. Contrary to what many people believe, the camel hump is essentially a storehouse of fat; not a water bladder. Described as a cross between lamb and beef, young camel meat in no way tastes like chicken.