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
- 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.