TIL South Australia Police used to have a mounted camel unit as there was no other effective way to patrol the vast central deserts. The last mounted camels were retired in 1951.

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  1. Australia has a wild dromedary camel population that is descended from those camels shipped to Australia by the British, to help map the interior of the continent.

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