Fast & Beautiful. Apparently!
Camels, they’re pretty freaky creatures aren’t they? Look at those eyes!
Fifteen Camel Facts:
- The word ‘camel’ comes from an Arabic word: ǧml – it means beauty!
- Camels’ humps are not used to store water. They store fat.
- Camels have the ability to store up to 80 pounds of fat in their humps at one time.
- There are more than 14 million camels in the world.
- Camels can reach 7 feet in height (at the hump) and weigh up to 1500 pounds.
- Camels can run 40 miles per hour.
- Camels live 40-50 years.
- Camel toes spread wide, to prevent them from sinking into sand.
- Camels three sets of eyelids with two rows of eyelashes.
- Camels can close their nostrils to prevent sand from getting up there!
- A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water at one time.
- A camels pee is thick like syrup.
- Camels gestate for around 14 months.
- Camels milk is lower in fat than cows milk.
- The noises produced by a camel were used as the voice of Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies.