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(Camelus dromedarius)

Originating from the Sahara desert and Arabian peninsula, Dromedary Camel have only one hump. The hump stores up to 80 lbs of fat, which a camel can break down into water and energy when food and water are not available. These humps give camels their legendary ability to travel up to 100 desert miles without water.

Their coat is long around the throat, hump, and shoulders ranging in color from brown, white, to even black. Their long limbs and leathery padded feet help adapt them to arid desert climates.

Dromedary Camel have only one hump

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Egypt

Weight: 660 - 1520 lbs

Size: 7 - 8 feet tall at the hump

Lifespan: Up to 40 years old

Diet: Dromedary Camel are herbivores. They eat primarily thorny plants, dry grasses and saltbush; however, they will eat almost anything that grows in the desert.

Conservation Status: Domesticated

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