40 Interesting Camels Facts

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Did you know some people drink camel milk and also eat their meat? Yeah, I know. Camels are also considered to be “ships of the desert” as they are used a way to transport items across the desert.  Learn more interesting facts about Camels on this list.

1. The word ‘camel’ comes from the Arabic word, meaning ‘beauty’.

2. Camels are mammals.

3. There are two types of camels, Bactrian Camels, and Dromedary Camels.

There are two types of camels are Bractrion Camels and Dromedary Camels.
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4. Dromedary Camels are also called Arabian camels.

5. Dromedary Camels live in West Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

6. Dromedary Camels have only one hump.

Dromedary Camels have only one hump.
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7. Dromedary Camels weigh between 650-1300 pounds.

8. Bactrian Camels are camels with two humps.

9. Bactrian Camels live in East Asia and Central Asia.

Bractrion Camels live in East Asia and Central Asia.
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10. Bactrian Camels are a little bigger that Dromedary Camels.

11. Camels are called “ships of the desert” because they are used to transport items through the desert.

12. Camel’s hair helps them stay cool in very hot temperatures.

Camel's hair replicates the desert sun and retains them cool in very hot temperatures.
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13. Camels can hold up to 900 pounds.

14. Camels can run at speed up to 40 miles per hour.

15. Camels generally travel 25 miles a day at 3 miles per hour.

Camels generally travel 25 miles a day at 3 miles per hour.
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16. Camels are herbivores.

17. Camels have thick lips, which permit them to consume the thorny vegetation without getting hurt.

18. Camels have three sets of eyelids with two rows of eyelashes.

Camels have three sets of eyelids with two rows of eyelashes.
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19. They are able to close their nostrils to keep dust out.

20. They are also known for spitting.

21. Camels are usually 7 feet tall from the top of their hump to their feet.

Camels are 7ft tall from the top of their hump to their feet.
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22. Camels are domesticated which means they do not live in the wild.

23. They usually live for 40-50 years.

24. Camels have good eyesight and hearing.

Camels have good eyesight and hearing.
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25. A camel’s hump does not store water.

26. Camels have the ability to store up to 80 pounds of fat in their humps at one time.

27. When there is no food available, the fat in the hump of camels converts to energy and water for the camel to survive.When there is no food available the fat in the hump of camels converts to energy and water so the camel can live.

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28. Camels avoid to walk on stony deserts because it harms their feet.

29. A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water at one time.

30. They can kick all their four legs back and front.

They can kick all their four legs back and front.
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31. Camels rest lying down with legs tucked under them.

32. A camel pee is thick like syrup.

33. A camel poop is really dry.

A camel poop is really dry.
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34. Some people eat camel meat and drink camel milk.

35. Camel’s milk is lower in fatter than cow’s milk.

36. A female camel gestation lasts around 13 months.

A female camel is pregnant for 13 months.
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37. Female camels mostly give birth to one calf, twins are rare.

38. A calf weighs around 90 pounds when they are born.

39. Baby camels are born without humps.

Baby camels are born without humps.
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40. The oldest known camel was the Protylopus and lived 50 million years ago in North America.

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