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Iconic cameleer Chrisopher O’Hora (dec) stands alongside his children and grandchildren mounted on camels.

Calamunnda Camel Farm closes its doors

PERTH’S longest established camel farm is shutting after the death of well-loved cameleer Christopher O’Hora.

Calamunnda Camel Farm will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, June 26 following Mr O’Hora’s passing in April.

“When dad passed away he left a big hole, being able to work and run the farm himself,” Mr O’Hora’s son Neil O’Hora said.

“It is a tough decision to close the farm because it brings people a lot of joy but we couldn’t keep it going without him, he lived on the farm and he did everything.

“It was his job and his hobby and its hard for us to take on that task.”

Christopher O’Hora left his legacy to camel farm staff and volunteers who he attentively trained and passed on his extensive tour guide knowledge.

His son Neil said the community had rallied around the family during this difficult time as they provide their last camel rides.   

“Dad worked hard to create a place that you could just come to, he was so loved, and everyone has been offering help,” Mr O’Hora said.

“It is a real community-based farm, and the community has been great.”

Mr O’Hora said ensuring the camels and small animals are cared for and loved by their next owners is the family’s top priority.

“We are looking at rehoming the animals and there has been some good interest from people in the camel industry across Australia,” he said.

“We want to make sure they are well-looked after.”

There are still spots available to book a camel ride before the Calamunnda Camel Farm closes on June 26.

To make a booking visit Calamunnda Camel Farm. 

By Morgan de Smidt 

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