CAMEL wrestling is a sport in which two male Tulu camels wrestle, typically in response to a female camel in heat being walked before them. This weird sport originated among Turkic tribes over 2400 years ago, although camels also wrestle in the wild, so the practice occurred long before humans decided to organise fights. The events are generally held during mating season, due to the female motivation for the male camels. It is difficult to convince male camels to fight without one nearby, so organisers have attempted to entangle two camels together or starve the camels to make them more aggressive. The camels fight by using their necks as leverage to force their opponent to fall down. A camel is declared the winner if his competitor falls to the ground or flees from the fight. Most of the fighting camels are bred in Iran or Afghanistan and a successful camel can be sold for over $20,000. But the craziness doesn’t stop there, the events also generally see a camel beauty competition, camel races, musicians and on occasion camel meat may be served to spectators. Camel wrestling was also a popular event at the Lahore Horse and Cattle show, but it was excluded from the program during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 as it was deemed ‘‘too fierce’’ for the Queen. During the 1850s an American military officer was inspired by the popularity of Camel Wrestling in the Middle East and set out to establish a Camel Wrestling tournament in Texas - he was unsuccessful, however, due in part to the start of the American Civil War in 1861.