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Interesting facts about Camels

Camel facts

Camel facts

Some interesting facts about Camels. The camel is a cud-chewing mammal that lives in the desert. By storing fat in its single or double hump, this animal can travel great distances without eating or drinking.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Some interesting facts about Camels. The camel is an herbivore that lives primarily in Asia and Africa. Its feet are uniquely suited to walking in the sand without sinking; each foot has two large toes with webbing between them to expand the surface area. A camel can be about 7 feet tall and weigh up to 1,500 pounds.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels can live up to approximately fifty years.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels have thick eyelashes that could be the envy of many women. In fact, camels have two rows of long, thick eyelashes to protect their eyes from blowing sand.

Camel facts

Camel facts

The color of a camel’s coat can vary ranging from beige to dark brown. Camels shed their heavy winter coat each year.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels were domesticated by humans about 5000 years ago.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Contrary to popular belief, camels do not store water in their humps. Water is stored in their blood which allows them to go for several days without water or food. A camels hump is actually a reservoir of fatty tissue.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels are often found alone but these animals may be spotted in groups of about thirty camels.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels have leathery pads on their feet that spread to prevent them from sinking in the sand. They have two toes on each foot.

Camel facts

Camel facts

The gestation period of a camel is 11 months. Usually one calf at a time is born.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels can carry an average of 1000 pounds for long distances.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels have stomachs with three sections. They eat grass, dates, wheat, oats, leaves and plants. They eat their food without chewing, regurgitate and chew the cud later.

Camel facts

Camel facts

A female camel is referred to as a cow. A male is called a bull. A baby camel, as mentioned above is referred to as a calf.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels can close their nostrils and lips tightly in order to keep sand out during desert storms.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels have small ears but excellent hearing.

Camel facts

Camel facts

Camels can drink up to seven gallons of water a day.

interesting facts about camels

Camel facts

Baby camels are born without a hump.

interesting facts about camels

Camel facts

A camel’s hump will shrink if it does not eat.

interesting facts about camels

Camel facts

In the wild a camel’s natural diet is high in salt. Camels bred in captivity need a salt block to lick to ensure adequate salt content in their diet.

interesting facts about camels

Camel facts

interesting facts about camels

Interesting facts about Camels

These animals take part in many festivals, including the world famous festival of Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan, as well as the beauty contest for camels in Abu Dhabi and the desert Holistan in Pakistan.