24 Amazing Facts About Camels

The camel are loving social animals that are large and useful. It has a small head, a long neck, long slender legs, and a large stomach that stores a large amount of water, allowing it to travel a long distance without water. Camels are typically found in desert areas. It’s known as “the ship of the desert.” So take a look at these 24 amazing facts about this wonderful creature.

  1. Camels have a third eyelid which is long and thick which protects their eyes from blowing sand during sandstorms.
  2. The face of a camel is designed in such a way so they can dodge extreme sunlight and sand.
  3. The long neck of the camel enables it to reach leaves up to 3 meters above the ground.
  4. Camel has special muscles in their nostrils which can be closed during a sandstorm. The nose of the camel has a large mucus structure that moisturizes the air which helps to conserve moisture.Facts about camels
  5. There are three type of camels
    (i) Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)
    (ii) Dromedary or the Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius)
    (iii) Wild Bactrian camel (Camelus ferus)
  6. The Bactrian camel is the biggest animal in its native range.
  7. The Global camel population is close to 35 million.
  8. The hump of a camel is mostly a lump of fat used to transform fat into water . Bands of strong tissue hold pads of fat together, forming the hump above the backbone. The hump of a healthy, well-fed camel may weigh 35 kilograms or more.camel facts for kids
  9. The camel can survive even if it loses 40% of the water in its body.
  10. The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 liters (26 US gal) of water in just 10 minutes.
  11. You will never hear of a camel’s milk curdling.
  12. Australia is the biggest exporter of camels in the world
  13. A group of camels is referred to as a caravan, flock, train or herd.
  14. Camels are one of the few animals to have four big knees. The knees are covered with hard and thin skin which protect the animal from hot sand while resting.camel facts
  15. Camels tend to live long that is about 40 to 50 years.
  16. Camels weighs anywhere from 300 to 1000 kg.
  17. Pakistan and Afghanistan camels gives the highest yields of milk, up-to 30 liters per day. Whereas bactrian camels produce about 5 liter a day and dromedary produce an average of 20 liters of milk each day.
  18. There are three surviving species of camel in the world. The one-humped dromedary makes up 94% and the two-humped Bactrian camel makes up 6% of the world’s camel population. Whereas Wild Bactrian camel is a separate species and is now critically endangered.
  19. The earliest known camel, called Protylopus, lived in North America 40 to 50 million years ago. It was about the size of a rabbit and lived in the open woodlands of what is now South Dakota.
  20. During winters in sahara desert camels can last about six to seven months without drinking water.
  21. Camel’s fur is so adaptive to the climate that it not only protects them from extreme temperatures.
  22. The camel’s fur does not only protect the animal from the climatic conditions, but also eliminates the loss of water from the body. The camel does this by raising its body temperature, so it doesn’t start sweating until the body temperature has reached near the top.Facts about camels
  23. Camel has a very strong lining of mouth which enables them to eat hard and thorny cactus plants when food is not available.
  24. Camels have round and tiny shaped ears which have an extreme hearing power with a range of 20 KHZ. They have a thick lining of hair on the external surface which prevents the dirt or sand to enter their ears.

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