Kamel, also called tvÃ¥pucklig camel (Camelus bactrianus in Latin), is a species in the family camelids, which together with the dromedary camels constitute the genus.Â The camel has two humps on its back fat producing.Â Most of the population are domesticated and used in much of Asia for carrying goods.Â The wild population is however extremely threatened, and some zoologists categorize it as separate species (Camelus ferus).Â You may have ridden camels young at some point in the circus?Â Or in some exotic country?Â Here are all the same ten facts you should know about our tvÃ¥pucklade friends!
10 Amazing Facts about Camel you probably did not know
01) Â As many believe is the camel humps and not toÂ store the water, even if they come from warm climates.Â Humps store namely mostlyÂ of fatÂ and helps toÂ cool the bodyÂ from the sun’s heat.Â If necessary, however, the fat in the humps to be transformed intoÂ foodÂ orÂ water.
02) Â Camel must be hydrated in the desert, so it’s no surprise that camels can drink as much asÂ 150 liters of waterÂ at one time.Â And be mindful that water does not collect in the humps.Â Talk about big bodies!
03) Â DuringÂ World War IIÂ drove the Germans over piles ofÂ camel poopÂ with their tanks in Africa.Â The reason behind it is said about it would bringÂ luck.Â The Allies were, however, aware of the whole thing and planted thusÂ minesÂ in camel poop piles.Â Then the Germans drove just over piles that were already run over (shame on giving themselves!).
04) Â In theÂ Arab partÂ of our world have camels justÂ a punchÂ (the Asian camels have two).Â Right in the Arab culture camels are soÂ iconicÂ that there is overÂ 160 wordÂ meaning camel.
05) Â There are a total ofÂ 14 million camelsÂ on earth.Â Most live in the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
06) Â The majority of mammals, including humans, need only lose aboutÂ 15%Â of our body water volume, before we become dehydrated.Â A camel can, however, lose the fullÂ 25%Â of his total body water volume before they become dehydrated, which also means they can walkÂ veryÂ far – even in hot climates – before they need to fill up with water again.
07) Â Camels are veryÂ socialÂ by it, although they may seem very withdrawn and slow.Â In the wild, they travel in the company of aboutÂ 30 secondÂ camels when looking around for food.
08) Â Camels have made themselves known toÂ spit.Â And yes, it can do is honorable hurt to get hit out of one of their spit.Â However, this is nothing they do forÂ fun’s sake, but for the most part if they feelÂ threatened.Â When the spit as aÂ defense mechanism.Â In other words, be nice to the camels if you plan to integrate with them!
09) Â Prophet Muhammadâ€™s grandfatherÂ was close toÂ sacrificeÂ his son to an Arab god named Hubal.Â Fortunately, God was content withÂ 100 camelsÂ instead.Â Said and done.
10) Â InÂ 1855Â it approved theÂ US Congress; the armed forces had to buy camels to a budget ofÂ 30,000 dollarsÂ (which was extremely much money at the time).Â The camels were used in the military for years, but finally got tired soldiers on theirÂ bad temperÂ andÂ bad odor.