Published April 30, 2022 | Animal Knowledge, Animals, Environment, Wildlife

When you think about desert, what’s the first animal that comes to your mind? The Camel, exactly! This humped creature is a unique animal that is fun to learn. Let’s find it out together!

How Many Species of Camel?

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Dromedary Camel (Source: Google)

Belong to family Camelidae, there are two species of true camels that exist on the planet. First is the Dromedary which has single-hump and native to Africa, Arabia and the Middle East.

The other one is the Bactrian Camel which has two-humps and live in Mongolia, China and the Gobi Desert. As in Bali Safari Park, can you guess which species of camel that living freely here? Come and see it yourself!

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Bactrian Camel (Source: Google)

Amazing Amount of Drink

To hydrate themselves, Camels known as the fastest drinkers among other animals. They can sip about 30 gallons of water just in 10 minutes. In one gulp, they can immediately drink about 100 liters of water and can survive without water for weeks. What an amazing skills!

(Source: Google)

What’s The Humps Function?

Have you ever thought that the camel’s hump contains only water?? Well, it turns out you were wrong all along!

Camel hump contains fat that can be used as food reserves if needed. It is actually a concentration of body fat, in form of ‘humps’ to minimize the insulating effect of fat itself.

Desert Great Survivor

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(Source: Google)

One of interesting things about camels is that they are the great survivor of the extreme climates in the desert. As you know, desert is famous for its rapid temperature reverse. It can turn out very hot during the day and very cold at night.

With that condition, Camel are able to adapt quickly, makes them known as desert great survivor. They also have the ability to form protective coat to protect themselves during night and shed it during hot day.

With all those facts, you can conclude that the camel is a unique animal indeed. Even so, you don’t have to bother wading through the desert if you want to see them. Bali Safari Park is the right place to see them more closer!