Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Hopefully the fun facts we have been giving you all have transformed you into a trivia night Juggernaut. If not, buckle up and let’s take a ride on the desert express, the camel. Camels have been domesticated for thousands of years. In lots of remote areas of the world they are still used as beasts of burden. Think about remote mountain passes that don’t have roads for cars. You can absolutely still traverse those passes with your goods by camel.
Mountain passes aren’t the only place that camels can be useful. We call them the ships of the desert because from head to toe the camel is built for that extreme climate. Camels don’t have hooves, they have pads on the bottoms of their feet. These pads allow them to stand on the desert sand without their feet sinking, think of them like snowshoes or something.
Camels Come Equipped
Camels also have two sets of eyelashes. These allow a camel to have double eye protection if a dust storm kicks up. They can also close their nostrils. That’s right, a camel can close its nostrils to prevent sand from getting in there. Put that together with the ability to go days without water and you have a lean mean desert machine.
These are just a few of the fun facts that come with us when we bring our animals to your events. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions and happy sailing.