The Cariboo Camels were a real thing! They were brought to B.C. in 1862 to help bring people and supplies up to the gold fields during the gold rush.
These two-humped (Bactrian) camels proved to be ornery beasts, often spitting and biting. They were also known to eat anything in sight, including the clothes of their handlers if left out to dry.
After a couple of years a wagon road was put in, and horse-and-wagon became a more efficient way of moving people and goods.
Some of the camels were put onto farms, some were released into the wild, and one was even mistaken as a bear by a hunter at one point. You can learn more about their story in THIS documentary we produced, free to view online.
• Unisex fit, soft feel
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the centre
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