Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius

Every day is hump day when you’re a camel! Unlike their less common cousins, dromedary camels have just one hump.

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ORIGIN:
Africa, Middle East and Australia

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HABITAT:
Deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
650-1000 lbs
Height: 6 ft

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DIET:
Grasses and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Leopards and jackals

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Extreme drought tolerance

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REPRODUCTION:
15-month gestation; sexually mature at 3 yrs

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 50 yrs in human care

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