Camel Camelus dromedarius
are good transports due to their ability to go long periods
without water. Their skins have very few sweat glands. Their
coats are beige or pale brown, short, soft, and shed after
the winter season. Their head and body length ranges from
225-345 cm and they weigh from 300-690 kg.
will eat any vegetation that grows in the desert. They can
get enough water from desert vegetation and can survive a
water loss exceeding 40 percent of their body weight. If need
be, they will eat fish, flesh, bones and skin. They
extreme heat and cold. They are also good swimmers with keen
sight and a good sense of smell. Over a four-day period, a
can carry 170-270 kg at a rate of 47 km/day.
the time of mating two kinds of herds form: bachelor males,
adult females with their new born, and adult females along
with their one to two year olds led by the dominant male.
The peak birth season is from February to May. A female One-humped
every other year having only one young after about a 405-day
gestation period. When young males reach two years of age,
they are forced to join the bachelor group by the dominant
inhabit only deserts. They are extinct in the wild; domesticated
from wild populations which presumably had become restricted
to the S Arabian Peninsula; domesticated in Senegal and Mauritania
to Somalia and Kenya, throughout N Africa, the Middle East,
Arabia, and Iran to NW India; feral populations in Australia.