Camels are fascinating animals that live for 40 to 50 years. But where do camels live? This post will answer that question, and also tell you some other interesting things about camels.
Where do camels live
Camels are native to Asia and live in desert regions. Today, they can be found in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. The biggest population of camels is found in Somalia, where they provide milk, transportation and food for the Somalian people. There are also a few camels living in the United States. They were brought to the United States from Turkey as an experiment by the Army. The Army decided not to continue using camels for transport as they scared the horses.
Interesting Things About Camels
- A camels mouth is very sturdy, which allow them to eat thorny plants!
- Camels can go for weeks without eating or drinking. This is how they survive in the desert! They can drink up to 100L (26 gallons) at a time!
- In Australia, camels were introduced to help transport people around the country. These camels have thrived in the Australian environment and there are now 700,000 of them living in the country!
- Camels have an amazing ability to regulate their body temperature. This helps them conserve water!
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