Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius


The Dromedary camel roams in arid regions.

Diet in the wild

Any vegetation they find

Diet at the Zoo

Hay and specially formulated grain

Fascinating Facts

  • Can drink 30 gallons of water in 13 minutes.
  • Store fat in their hump, not water.
  • Have flat, round feet to keep them from sinking in the sand.
  • No longer considered wild animals. In Africa and Arabia they are semi-domesticated animals that have free range, but are under the control of herders.