- Gujarat is the only home to Kharai camel who have adapted to the extreme climate of rann and shallow seas and high salinity.
- The Kharai camels are left to themselves on one of the seven mangrove islands that dot the creek at Mohadi in Kutch district of Gujarat.
- They swim 10 km, along with their handlers, taking anywhere between two and three hours to reach the islands, locally called Bet, along the Gulf of Kutch.
- Once on the islands, the camels start feeding on mangroves.
- They eat large volumes of saline plant species.
- The camels are unique and if you drink their milk, you will be cured of diabetes.
- Their grazing routes vary seasonally, and as they are constantly on the move, the Kharai herders do not build any special shelters for them.
- During the monsoon, the camels are often left on the mangrove islands for three months.
Source: The hindu