Animals

Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius

Habitat

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.