are often used as forms of transportation in Asia and Africa.
In some other countries, such as the United States, they are ridden in zoos
entertainment. In India, some kids ride camels to
school, because it's a lot easier than walking.
At many of the tourist sites in the desert regions of Egypt, you will
see police mounted on camels.
At many of the tourist sites in the desert regions of Egypt, you will see police mounted on camels.
There are two different kinds of camels. Camels with a single hump are called Dromedary while camels with two humps are called the Bactrian Camels. Today Dromedaries are used for milk, meat, and as beasts of burden for cargo and passengers. A fully grown camel is about 10 feet long and six to seven feet high or 3 meters long and 2 meters high. Camels weigh between 1000-1500 pounds or 373-560 kilograms.
are called the ships of the desert, because of the
way they rock back and forth when they walk. Mostly one humped camels are
ridden. One of the ways in which Dromedaries are different from horses
is that they kneel for the loading of passengers and cargo. Camels can go days without water, and then fill back up in about
30 minutes. That’s why camels are so good for traveling in hot deserts
“Camels.” AllCamels.com. 8 February 2005 <http://allcamels.com/articles/camelsvshorses.html>.
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