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Camel wrestling: It’s a thing, and we have video

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Camel wrestling festivals are held throughout the winter months in western Turkey, a tradition rooted in the nomadic culture of Yoruk tribes, a Turkic ethnic group. In the days when the nomads used camels as the primary means of transportation, male camels would compete for the opportunity to mate with female camels in heat by “wrestling” — nudging each other until one fell to the ground or ran away.

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