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Arabian camel

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Scientific name : Camelus dromedaries

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Description

Arabian camel is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back. They vary in colour from a light beige to dark brown. The dromedary has long and powerful legs with two toes on each foot, which resemble flat, leathery pads. Unlike many other animals, camels move both legs on one side of the body at the same time, giraffes also move like this, which results in a swaying motion. They can adapt their body temperature from 34°C to 41.7°C, to conserve water. They have an average lifespan of 40 years which can be extended to 50 years in captivity.

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Habitat

Africa, North Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.

 

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Diet

Foliage and desert vegetation

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Weight

600 Kilograms

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Height

2 Metres

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