It’s simply one hump or two

Camels are incredible creatures that have been used both as a means of transport as well as a way in which to carry items across sandy plains. These animals can be worked to the brink in some areas and it is much kinder to use a company such as who are a Same day courier Slough business. Anyway, back to the camels.

Camels are so named as this is the Arabic word for ‘beauty’ and if you have ever looked closely at the face of one of the creatures you will see why, especially as they have three sets of eyelids and two very thick and impressive sets of eyelashes. . The hair on their bodies helps to keep them cool during the extreme hot temperatures. They are herbivores and it is their thick, almost pout like lips, that allow them to eat thorny varieties of plants without experiencing high levels of pain whilst they do so. They can also very impressively close their nostrils when they need to, to help prevent sand from sandstorms entering their airways. This is also one of the reasons why they have so many sets of eyelids

There are essentially two different types of camels the Bactrian camels and the Dromedary camels. The latter has only one hump whilst the Bactrian has two. Dromedary’s are found in the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia regions and usually weigh between 650 and 1300 pounds and can reach up to seven feet in height. In comparison the Bactrian camels are found in Central and East Asia and they tend be bigger than their Dromedary counterparts.  It is the humps of the camels that allow them to go periods of time without food and water as they can store up to 80 pounds of fat in their humps at any given time – they do not store water in their humps. When they find themselves lacking in food and water the fat in their humps is converted into energy and water that allows the camel to survive.

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Camels have been nicknamed “ships of the dessert” for one very good reason – they have been used for hundreds of years as a way to transport goods and other items across the desert. They can run faster than you would probably first imagine with them being able to reach top speeds of around 40 miles per hour. They tend to travel a steady 3 miles per hour and could cover around 25 miles comfortably each day.



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