Until around 1500 BC, donkeys were still animals of choice for transportation. Later, nomadic tribes reared camels to transport large quantities. Flight attendant And she lived happily ever after poster. If the donkey resembles a family-class sedan, which can transport light goods through hard, flat surfaces, the camel is a Land Rover, with giant hooves clogged to help them. carrying nearly twice the weight of cargo at twice the speed, over long distances of uninhabited wilderness. This ability has revolutionized trade activity through the sandy areas of the Middle East and steppes in Asia.