As the Camel is known as the ship of the desert. Camels are used as for transporting goods or by loading goods on the camel and has become an icon of the Asian and African deserts. There are many unknown things that may probably know about Camel, so without any further ado, here we present a list of most interesting and surprising Camels Facts will amaze you!
☀ Camels are mammals.
☀ When all the fat in the hump is used up the hump will get smaller.
☀ They can kick all their four legs back and front.
☀ There are two types of camels are Bactrian Camels and Dromedary Camels.
☀ There are 46 different Somali words for the camel.
☀ The word ‘camel’ is derived from the Arabic word, which means ‘beauty’.
☀ The wild Bactrian Camels can drink saltwater.
☀ The urine of the camel is as thick as syrup because they hold water.
☀ The temperature of their body ranges from 34 to 41 degrees Celsius during the day.
☀ The oldest known camel is Protylopus, seemed 50 million years ago in North America.
☀ The camel’s milk does not curdle.
☀ The amazing fact is Camel’s hair brushes are not made of camel’s hair. They were invented by Mr. Camel.
☀ Some people eat camel meat and drink camel milk.
☀ Female camels mostly give birth to one calf.
☀ Dromedary Camels weigh between 650-1,300 pounds.
☀ Dromedary Camels mostly live in North Africa.
☀ Dromedary Camels have only one hump.
☀ Dromedary Camels are also called Arabian camels.
☀ Camels usually live to be between 40-50 years old.
☀ Camels rest lying down with legs tucked under them.
☀ Camels have three sets of eyelids with two rows of eyelashes.
☀ Camels have thick lips, which permit them to consume the thorny vegetation without getting hurt.
☀ Camels have the ability to store up to 80 pounds of fat.
☀ Camels have good eyesight and hearing.
☀ Camel’s hair replicates the desert sun and retains them cool in very hot temperatures.
☀ Camels generally travel 25 miles a day at 3 miles per hour.
☀ Camel’s ears are furry. Hairs keep the sand away from their ears.
☀ Camels chew in a figure of eight patterns.
☀ Camels can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
☀ Camels can run 40 miles per hour.
☀ Camels can reach 7 feet in height.
☀ Camels can hold up to 900 pounds.
☀ Camels avoid walking on stony deserts because it harms their feet.
☀ Camels are known for spitting.
☀ Camels are herbivores.
☀ Camels are domesticated which means they do not live in the wild.
☀ Camels are called “ships of the desert” because they hold a lot of items to transportation through the desert.
☀ Camels are able to close their nostrils to keep dust out.
☀ Camel can easily move across the sand because it consists of two toes that spread when touches the ground and prevents sinking in the sand.
☀ Calves are sometimes born with white hair.
☀ Bactrian Camels live in East Asia and Central Asia.
☀ Bactrian Camels are camels with two humps.
☀ Bactrian Camels are a little bigger that Dromedary Camels.
☀ Baby camels are born without humps.
☀ A female camel is pregnant for 13 months.
☀ A camel’s hump does not store water.
☀ A camel poop is really dry.
☀ A camel pee is thick like syrup.
☀ A camel can survive without food and water long period of time.
☀ A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water at one time.
☀ A baby of the camel approx. 90 pounds when they are born.