Dromedary Camel

Camelus dromedarius

I am a dromedary camel and I come from the Middle East and Africa. I am the camel that has only one big hump on my back.

An interesting fact about my hump is that is stores up to 80 pounds of fat which I can break down into energy and water when I run out on either of the two.

When there is food around, I usually eat grass, grains, seeds, and twigs that can be found in the vast and sandy desert where I live.

It’s good to take note that since I live in the desert, my body is also built and well adjusted for it. My nostrils will close to keep sand out and I have bushy eyebrows as well as two rows of long eyelashes to protect my eyes from the harsh weather and sand.

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