Camels are most common in deserts. They are one of the most useful domestic animals. They provide us milk and textile. The desert people also use this animal for transport.
The distinctive feature of this animal is the hump on its back. Some dashing facts about camels are listed below.
Interesting facts about camel
There are two species of camel.
A dromedary camel can live up to 40 years.
Camels have a pretty defensive system against the sand. Their eyelids are of three sets and two rows of eyelashes. This prevents sand from entering their eyes.
Their lips are very thick so that they can go for the thorny plants.
They can close their nostrils during sandstorms.
80 pounds of fat can be stored in their hump which allows them to live even for a month without having any food.
They can drink 40 gallons of water in one go.
The pregnancy period of the female camel is of 14 months.
Some of the calves are born completely white but they change to brown when they grow.
Camels can run in pretty fast. They can reach speed up to 40 miles per hour which is very much similar to the racehorse.