Say camels and we think of desert, now think Arctic

When the topic of camels come up in polite conversation we generally think of hot desert places but this recent fossilized find of a giant camel in the High Arctic of Canada suggests that these noble beasts were quite adept to colder clines of the Northern Territories.
Excerpt from Rebecca Morelle reporting for BBC World News:

Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a giant species of camel in Canada’s High Arctic. An analysis of protein found in the bones has revealed that this creature, which lived about 3.5 million years ago, is an ancestor of today’s species. The research is published in the journal Nature Communications. Dr Mike Buckley, an author of the paper from the University of Manchester, said: “What’s interesting about this story is the location: this is the northernmost evidence of camels.”

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