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.