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  •  There are two species of Camel: Camelus (the single hump) and Bactrian (the double hump)
  • There is a third thin eyelid that the camel can see through.  Hair inside the ears helps to keep sand out
  • Camels lie down to rest and sleep
  • A camel baby is called a calf
  • A camel can go for days without drinking water.  The camel conserves water in his body cell and his stomach.  Conserving means he doesn't waste water through sweating, breathing or unrinating
  • A camel's body temperature rises during the heat of the day and then cools down at night
  • A male camel is called a bull, and a female is called a cow
  • In the dessert, camels frequently serve as a source of food, clothing, transportation and shelter
  • Camels have a split upper lip, which aids them in grazing
  • A camel's stomach has three sections, similar to a domestic cow.  This makes it a ruminant
  • Camels are called the "ships of the desert" because they can carry heavy loads.  Camel can carry as much as 1,000 pounds
  • The hump is filled with fat.  The hump will shrink if the camel does not eat
  • Even when he sits down his belly will not touch the ground, he has a pillow like callus under his chest to balance him and make it comfortable for him to rest on the sand, even when it is very hot.
  • A camel can drink 27 gallons of water in 10 minutes