Monday, 2 April 2012

Camel | Facts and Nice Photos-Images


Camels are domestic animals and found in dry and desert areas of Northern Africa and Asia. The average life expectancy of a camel is 50 to 60 years. Arabian camel has one hump on the body and Bactrian camel has two humps. It is believed that they use their humps to store water but the humps are reservoir of fatty tissue. However, when this tissue is metabolized, it is not only a source of energy, but yields through reaction with oxygen from the air 1,111 g of water per 1,000 g of fat converted. A fully-grown adult camel stands 1.85m/6 feet at the shoulder and 2.15m/7 feet at the hump. Camels can run up to 40mph in short bursts, and sustain speeds of up to 25mph.

Long legs and a small head make the camel appear oddly formed. Its gait also seems awkward as the front and back legs on the same side move forward together, creating a rocking motion. Camels have either one hump (Dromedary) or two humps (Bactrian). Both species store fat in their humps for use during lean times.
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