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Interesting Facts about Camels
Camel is a herbivorous mammal that lives in deserts.
There are 2 types of camels namely one-humped camel or Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), and the Bactrian camel or two-humped camel or simply camel (Camelus bactrianus)
Lifespan of camels are 30 to 50 years.
Camels are thought to have been domesticated by humans around 5,000 years ago.
People used camels for their milk, meat and for carrying loads.
Camel can survive for days without water. It can live in the desert without drinking water for
up to 45 days. They can survive up to 10 months without drinking water if they have access to grass to graze on.
At a time, it consumes about 100 litres of water.
A camel’s body can withstand temperatures ranging from 34°C to 41°C.
Camels do not sweat. This type of body structure makes the camel the best animal for traveling
in waterless deserts.
Camels uses their hair and skin as thermal insulation.
A camel can carry a weight of about 200 kg and walk a distance of 50 km per day.
A camel is seven feet tall and weighs about 400 to 600 kg.
Camel milk is one of the staple foods of desert tribes. Camel milk is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and immunoglobulins.
Camel meat has been eaten for centuries in many countries including Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia.