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Dromedary Camel

Camelus dromedarius

NATURAL HABITAT
The Dromedary camel roams in arid regions.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Any vegetation they find
IN 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.