Fact Check: Photo of a two-legged camel is edited

The image has been shared with a caption in Bengali that translates to, “Everything is possible if God wants. The picture is proof of that. Subhan Allah.”

By Misha Rajani  Published on  16 Jan 2022 10:52 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photo of a two-legged camel is edited

Hyderabad: A photo of a two-legged camel is circulating on social media and netizens claim that it is real. The camel in the viral picture does not seem to have its hind legs.

The image has been shared with a caption in Bengali that translates to, "Everything is possible if God wants. The picture is proof of that. Subhan Allah."




Fact Check:

NewsMeter searched for reports on two-legged camels but did not find any credible media reports validating the viral claim. It should be noted that if there was indeed news about a two-legged camel, it would have been reported by media organizations. This indicates that the viral picture is not real.

A reverse image search led us to the original image published in a blog post in 2012 by zoologist Prof. Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar. Here, one can clearly see that the camel has four legs.

Here is a comparison of the viral image and the original picture. (Yellow markings show similarities in the pictures, green markings show differences/edits in the pictures)



Moreover, Prof. Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar told AFP that he took the photo in Pakistan's Sindh province in 2008. "Yes, I shot this picture myself in Miti Thar district, Sindh, Pakistan. Later, someone edited it with Photoshop and removed two legs," he said.

Clearly, the viral image is morphed.

Claim Review:The photo of a two-legged camel is real.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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