Top 10 facts about camel.
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Top 10 facts about camel.
Probably, one of the biggest animal species, which cannot survive in humid areas of the world, is a camel. However, this is not the only interesting fact about their living. A lot of people have seen them at the Zoos and observed their habits, which cannot be called traditional ones (their ability to spit saliva, for example). Therefore, there are some distinctive features, which characterize them as peculiar and specific creatures in relatedness to the area of their natural habitat. 1. Camel species might be divided into two groups: dromedary or Arabian camel (with one humpback) and Bactrians (with two humpbacks). Both groups of camels serve people as domestic and baggage animals, especially in desert areas, for more than 5000 years. 2.Speaking about the area of camel’s distribution, it is impossible not to note that they have adapted to such living conditions. For instance, they can eat desert plants (including spines), which are not preferable by other animals, and can drink salt water, which you must agree is hard to claim the useful one on arid territories. The external parts of camel’s body is full of callosities, which allow them laying on the sizzling hot surfaces of deserts. The humpbacks of the camel appear to be the storages of fat, letting these animals to live without food nearly for a month. 3.The preserving of water, quite specific ability of camels, is associated with an oval form of their red-blood cells. This is the only mammal, which possess such a cell form, which conditions their opportunity to draw upon after body’s dehydration. In comparison to them, human red-blood cells clash with each other, so people can suffer from a lack of water. However, it does not stop camels to drink 200 liters of water at once. 4.Camels can live both in groups and solely. Moreover, their prides usually appear to be real harems, where one male can have several female individuals, which also reflects on their offspring. 5.Being a domestic animal, camels can also provide milk, which is considered much healthier than that of a cow. In particular, it has lots of useful components and vitamins (C and D groups) and, in addition, has less ferment, which aggravates its assimilation. 6.Notwithstanding a good camel’s treatment within households, these animals can be very revengeful if one individual off their group is offended. In return, camel can be very annoying and furious; he may also bite and kick the injurer. 7.In contrast to horserace conducted in the USA and other countries of western culture, camel races are also popular in the states of their distribution. It is also considered a national tradition among Arabians, who organize this sport event almost every week during October-April period. This custom must have its origins from ancient times, when this animal was used in military battles, besides carrying some baggage. Particularly, two warriors were on the camel’s back: a gadman and an archer. 8.The acknowledgement of camel species as baggage animals, basically, appeared due to the fact that these animals are very enduring. They can carry 200-300 kg on their back on a distance of 50 km per day, but there is always a reverse side of the medal: if they fall asleep nothing will make them to stand up until they will do it by themselves. 9.In North Africa and Arabian Asia the camel is considered to be a sacred animal, the desert boat, which goes from one oasis to another. In other cultures it is also referred to as a symbol of humility and obedience. 10.The translation of the word “camel” from Arab language means “beauty”. So, there is no surprise in its high honor in Arab mythology. The camel was considered to be a piece of clay, from which Allah created humans
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