Camels

A camel is an even-toed ungulate, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. There are two different types of camels one with single hump the Dromedary Camles and other with two humps called Bactrian Camels.

 

Dromedary Camels

Dromedary are the Arabian camels and is found in North Africa and the Middle East. The dromedary camel is the largest member of the camel family.

Adult males grow to a height of 1.8–2.0 m, and females to 1.7–1.9 m. The weight is usually in the range of 400–600 kg for males.

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Bactrian Camels

Bactrian Camels are much less common than dromedary . Bactrian camels are native to the Gobi Desert and Taklimakan Deserts of of Mongolia and Xinjiang. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back. The Bactrian camel grows a thick coat of hair each winter. That coat of hair falls off every spring. This is to deal with the extreme variation of temperature in the Gobi desert where summer highs often top 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter months can see significant amounts of snow.
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Camel's Hump

Camel's hump doesnot contain water but it stores fat which the animal can live off when the food is scarce. An Dromedary Camle's hump shrinks as the fat insde is used up and a Bactrian Camel's hump flops over. In a healthy, well-fed camel, the hump can weigh as much as 80 pounds (35 kilograms)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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