STOP! Camel Time! That’s right, it’s time to talk camels and here are some really rad facts that you can add to your memory banks for trivia night. There are two kinds of camels, basically 1 hump or two humps. Dromedary (Arabian) camels have 1 hump and Bactrian (Asian) Camels have 2. The largest myth about camels is that their humps are filled with water, which they aren’t. The hump is a fat reserve that a camel can metabolize for survival in times when food and water are scarce.
Camels have two rows of eyelashes to keep the sand out of their eyes in the desert. If you’ve ever been in the desert when the wind kicked up you would understand why. Camels also possess the ability to close their nostrils to protect their airways from sand as well.
Q&A of Camel Hydration
A thirsty camel can drink up to 135 liters of water in 1 sitting and rehydrate faster than any other animal. They drink to replace the water they’ve lost. Camels roam the deserts in herds of up to 30 members. Camels can also run at speeds of up to 25 miles an hour for extended periods.
A camel has a gestation period of 12 to 14 months and usually only give birth to one baby but can have twins. A newborn calf is able to walk within the first 30 minutes of birth. The mother will keep the baby from the herd for the first couple of weeks in the calf’s life and a camel is considered fully mature at the age of 7 years.
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