Camels the unique creation with amazing special qualities generally known for their humps. Camels are famously known as the “Ships of Desert”. They live in the desert areas of Africa and Asia. There are 2 types of the camel one is Dromedary without hump and the other is Bactrian, which has two humps. Both are domestic. There are many amazing facts about Camel which people do not know. So, today we make you familiar with Amazing and interesting facts about Camels.
Amazing & interesting facts about Camels
- Camels do not use humps to store water. Even though they come from hot climates, their humps store fat and also help the rest of their bodies to stay cooler. When needed, the fat will be converted to food or water.
- Baby camels are born without humps. They are however able to run within hours of birth.
- One reason camels can go long periods without water is the shape of their red blood cells. These are oval and will flow when they are dehydrated rather than clumping, as ours (Humans) do. The camel is the only mammal that have oval red blood cells.
- Camels are very social, even though they might seem extremely laid-back and slow. In the wild, they travel with around 30 other camels when looking for food.
- Their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes which prevent their eyes from sand.
- Camel can survive without food and water for long period of time. Most mammals would die if they lose 15% of their water (critical loss of water is called dehydration), but camel can lose of 20-25% water without becoming dehydrated.
- Their temperature ranges from 34 degrees Celsius at night to 41 degrees during the day. They don’t sweat until the temperature increases above 41 degrees.
- Asian camels have two humps whereas Arabian camels only have one.
- The Camels lips are split to help them graze.
- There are more than 14 million camels in the world – most of them live in the The Middle East, Asia and Australia.
- The world’s largest meal was of roasted camel. It was served at an Arabic wedding feast.
- Camels aren’t as slow as they look – they can run up to speeds of 65 kmph. However, they cannot maintain this for very long, but can comfortably move at up to 40 kmph.
- Pregnancy in camel lasts from 9-14 months, depending on the availability of food.
- Camel’s milk is rich in iron, vitamins and minerals and it is healthier than cow’s milk because it contains less fat.
- Camels ears are small and hairy. However, their sense of hearing is also extremely strong.
- Camels have played such an important role in Arabian culture that there are over 160 words for ‘camel’ in the Arabic language.
- Camels can kick in all four directions with each of their legs.
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