Interesting Camel Facts: Camels can reach 7 feet in height (at the hump) and weigh up to 1500 pounds. They are specially adapted to the life in desert. Their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes that prevent sand to enter their eyes.
In the absence of fresh water, it had also adapted to drinking salt water with a higher salt content than sea water. Domestic Bactrian camels cannot drink salt water with this degree of salt. Research to date does not show conclusively how the wild camel is absorbing and secreting the salt water.
A dog may bark, and a cat may hiss. A camel will bring some of its stomach contents into its mouth, mix them with saliva, and spit them at you. ... Similar to cows, camels are ruminants. When they get mad they will burp up some of their cud (the semi-digested contents of their fore-stomach).
Camels have long eyelashes because it keeps the sand that is blowing around out of their eyes! Come along on a desert adventure and have fun learning the special things about desert animals that help them survive a hot and dry climate.
Bactrian camels have two humps rather than the single hump of their Arabian relatives. The humps function the same way—storing fat which can be converted to water and energy when sustenance is not available.
Camels are herbivores; they eat desert vegetation, such as grasses, herbs, and leaves. Camels have many adaptations that allow them to live successfully in desert conditions. Deserts are hot and dry. Winds blow sand all around, so a camel has long eyelashes.