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A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits, known as humps, on its back. There are two species of camels: the dromedary or Arabian camel has a single hump, and the Bactrian camel has two humps. Dromedaries are native to the dry desert areas of West Asia, and and Bactrian camels are native to Central and East Asia.


Camel Facts

Camel Facts

- There are two different types of camels, dromedary and Bactrian. The dromedary camel has a single hump, while the Bactrian camel has two humps.

- Camels can survive for months without water in dry, barren places.

- When a camel does drink water, it can drink up to 27 gallons in only a few minutes.

- A camelís foot has two hoofed toes, linked together by skin, which prevents the camel from sinking into the sand.

- Camels can travel over 19 miles a day.

- Camels have three sets of eyelids to protect them from sand.

- Camels can keep sand out of their nose by closing their nostrils.

- Camels can grow up to 8 feet in height (to the shoulder).

- Camels can live for up to 50 years.

- The male camel has an extra piece of skin in itís mouth. To frighten or impress another camel, he can fill the skin with air, like a balloon.

- Camels are easily annoyed. They will bite, kick ,or spit when angry.

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