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The Dromedary Camel. By Sara Wong, Alex Harnly, and Julia Spira. Basic Info. The Dromedary Camel… lives in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, is also known as the Arabian Camel, or Ship of the Desert, and is a single humped camel, unlike the Bactrian

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by sara wong alex harnly and julia spira

The Dromedary Camel

By Sara Wong, Alex Harnly, and Julia Spira

basic info
Basic Info

The Dromedary Camel…

lives in the deserts of

North Africa and the

Middle East,

is also known as the

Arabian Camel, or Ship

of the Desert,

and is a single humped

camel, unlike the Bactrian

Camel, which has 2 humps.

anatomy
Anatomy

The Dromedary Camel Has…

flat, broad feet that help when

traveling on sand,

a short coat (brown to dusty white),

a strong, tough mouth for eating

desert plants,

double rows of eyelashes,closeable

nostrils, bushy eyebrows, and fur-

lined ears to keep out sand,

the ability to carry up to 990 lbs,

and the height of 6-7 feet.

water facts
Water Facts

The Dromedary Camel Can…

drink more than 20 gallons of

water in 10 minutes (which

would kill most other animals),

and then store the water in its

bloodstream for up to 2 weeks,

go 5-7 days with little or no

food and water,

and store large amounts of water in

its bloodstream thanks to a unique

metabolism.

trade
Trade

Arabia (as we know) is a

crossroads location, so

there was a lot of trade

activity; the camel

was a big part of this

because…

it carried products from

place to place,

was sold for meat,

and could be sold for a

large sum if it was a rare

white color.

nomads
Nomads

The Dromedary Camel Helped the Nomads By…

providing meat, wool, and transportation,

being used as

warhorses, a unit of

trade, and the dowry

of a bride.

Definition of Nomads:

constantly traveled

across the desert,

slept in tents,

and raised animals like

sheep, goats, and camels.

culture
Culture

The Dromedary

Camel contributed to

culture by…

being used in the popular

Arabian sport, camel

racing,

being used as

transportation during

Mecca pilgrimages,

and being included in the

desert codes of the Bedouin

(ancient Arab nomads)

Definition of Culture:

Culture has been called "the way of life for an entire society." As such, it includes codes of manners, dress, language, religion, rituals, norms of behavior such as law and morality, and systems of belief. (www.wikipedia.org)