New Delhi: Ever seen a camel wearing special boots to walk in the sand? Well, you have to see it to believe it. A camel in Bonndorf, southern Germany, has been doing just that, reports the Daily Mail. For Goliath, a specialist shoemaker stepped in and custom made him four sturdy boots.
The camel would be more at home in the desert but was on a trek through Europe to raise funds for children's charities when his hooves were hurt in a roadside grass blaze.
It's enough to give any camel the hump - hooves too sore to walk on after a close encounter with a fire. As Goliath and his owner Joerg Schmid rested in the town of Bonndorf, southern Germany, locals came to his aid by donating money to have the boots made by specialist firm Wessels.
“As well as the burns, he suffers from a genetic defect common to camels that makes the feet rot. But since he's had the boots, he's been great,” Mr Schmid waws quoted by Daily Mail.
He said Goliath had "loved every minute" of their journey which started from their home in Switzerland. Now that he is back on his feet, they will soon be heading to Romania on the next leg.
With excerpts from Daily Mail