Did you know that camels do not really store water in their humps? Did you know that there are two types of camels, but there used to be more? Camels are animals that inspire a lot of myth since they are so uncommon! Here at the park we have Dromedary camel, which have one hump. Their relatives. the Bactrian camels have two humps!
The humps of a camel are actually fat! This fat gives them energy but since it is isolated in their hump, it doesn’t raise their body temperature! Dromedary camels can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and can actually run at about 25 mph. They have been used as pack animals in the deserts because they are very strong and hardy. They are full of adaptations that allow them to survive the extreme weather of their native homelands of North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia.