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Camels. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 1 Dec 2015.
"A Bedouin man leading camels (Camelus dromedarius) through the Sahara desert. Camels are well-adapted to life in the desert. Their hump contains fat which can provide both their nutritional and water needs over prolonged periods. Their feet are wide, allowing them to walk on soft sand, and have thick soles to withstand the ground's heat. They are able to close their nostrils against airborne dust and their eyes are protected by thick eyelashes."
Mammals: Camel - San Diego Zoo
You've probably seen images in magazines or on television of people riding camels and using them to help with their work. Domestic camels are very useful to humans in a number of ways, and you can learn all about that on this web site. You will also learn how to differentiate different types of camels and other general facts. Fun links on the side give you some interesting facts, a chance to meet an actual camel at the San Diego Zoo, and a tasty Crunchy Camel Custard you can make at home!
Camel, Dromedary (Arabian) - Oakland Zoo
Visit this camel site from the Oakland zoo to learn more about the dromedary camel. Find out how large this single humped camel gets. Discover its habitat and diet. Dromedary camels are adapted to desert life. From the calluses on their knees to their broad feet, learn how their bodies including their eyelashes, nostrils and lips help them survive in the desert. Does the hump really store water? Investigate how a dromedary camel tolerates dehydration. A quick movie shows how a camel moves. You can also find out about other African animals.
What is a Dromedary? - Wonderopolis
Have You Ever Wondered...
What is a Dromedary?
What's the difference between Dromedary and Bactrian camels?
How can you remember which type of camel has how many humps?
How Much Water Do You Need To Survive?
Have You Ever Wondered...
How much water do you need to survive?
How much water should you drink each day?
How do camels go so long without drinking?
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Camels and Llamas at Work by
Call Number: EBOOK 636.2 BAR
Publication Date: 2006
Presents an introduction to camels and llamas and how they are used as pack animals, providing information on how they adapt to different environments, how they provide assistance in everyday tasks, as well as the traditions that bind these animals to their respective cultures.
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