Tuesday again, a pretty damn warm one maybe even hot, just so you know......................
What else do you want to know, how about some facts about camels..........................
Well there are one hump or two hump camels which many would know both are native to the dry and desert areas of Asia and northern Africa. They live for around 40yrs and stand between 1.8 & 2metres tall, they weigh between 400-600 kgs. They can run 40 miles per hour.
What's in the hump? well it's not water like most people think it's full of fat and it's this that allows the camel to go without food for up to two weeks if needed.
They deal with hot,dry is a few ways they can heat up or cool down with no ill effects. They can lose up to a quarter of its body weight through dehydration, then when they get to drink they will slurp up between 95-150 litres at once. Such amount would kill most animals.
If caught in a sandstorm a camel will close their eyes and nostrils for protection also their thick, tough hair protects their skin from being blasted by sand. Their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes that prevent sand to enter their eyes.
When they are provoked, they spit greenish substance from their stomach. Also they can use all four legs to kick their opponent in self defence.
Australia has the largest population of feral camels and the only herd of dromedary (one-humped) camels exhibiting wild behaviour in the world. In 2008, the number of feral camels was estimated to be more than one million, with the capability of doubling in number every 8 to 10 years.