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Name: Camel, genus Camelus

Description: A humped, long-necked ruminant mammal.

Location: Africa, Asia and Australia

Special Features:

  • Can go days without drinking
  • Ears line with hair to filter out sand
  • Live in deserts
  • Stores fat in hump
  • Long eyelashes help protect eyes
  • Dromedary has one hump
  • Bactrian has two humps
  • Camels moult their hair
  • Diet: Prefer dates, grass and grains

    Neat Fact: Camels have the reputation of being bad-tempered and obstinate creatures who spit and kick. This is a myth. Camels are generally good-tempered, patient and intelligent.

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