National Geographic : 1930 Jun
Photographs by Harriet Chalmers Adams THE PATIENT ASS CAN BEAR PRODIGIOUS BURDENS The burro is native to North Africa, and was domesticated by the Berbers long before camels were seen west of Egypt. They are strong and hardy, and often carry seemingly impossible loads. CAMELS DO A LARGE SHARE OFLIBIA'S WORK The animals start preparation fortheir lifeoftoilwhen about four years old. When full grown, they readily carry from 300to500pounds. A Bedouin at a caravansaryon theoutskirts ofBengasi.