Calves are nursed for 5 years until they reach sexual maturity
By Justine and Ron Fontes and Illustrated by Keiko Motoyama
Domesticated thousands of years ago by frankincense traders, who trained the gangly cud-chewer to make the long and arduous journey from southern Arabia to the northern regions of the Middle East, the camel went on to become the desert dweller's primary source of transport, shade, milk, meat, wool and hides
The Bactrian Camel's two humps contains fat . The camel can go without food and water for 3 to 4 days. It is well adapted to desert life. They are an endangered species and live in the Gobi desert and the grassland steppes of Asia.
Joined union in 1791, quarter released in 2001
The 14th Carry On film. Director: Gerald Thomas. Also starred Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Anita Harris and John Bluthall.
Director: Gerald Thomas. Also starred Kenneth Williams, John Bluthal & Angela Douglas
"Ah well, a dromedary has one hump and a camel has a refreshment car, buffet, and ticket collector. "
Ah well, a dromedary has one hump and a camel has a refreshment car, buffet, and ticket collector.
Approx. 950 (2003). Heavy persecution by hunters and competition with domestic animals for water and pasture were the principal causes of decline up to the 1960's. Hunting has continued to have a major impact up to the present. Additional threats include settling of oases by pastoralists, prospecting for and extraction of oil and gold, and hybridization with domestic camel stock.
Director: Hamilton MacFadden. Also starred Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi & Murray Kinnell. Plot: The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie (Oland) solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.
One of the original Beanie Babies to be retired.
August 2003 Beanie Baby of the Month.
1966, oil on board; Tate Modern, London
Not only are their humps fat (not stored water), but camels can drink up to twenty gallons of water at a time, and have exceedingly long eyelashes as adpatations to desert sandstorms
"Merlin told me once: 'Never be too disturbed if you don't understand what a woman is thinking. They don't do it very often'".
Of course the give away is that this family also includes the Dromedary and Bactrian Camels
The US Army once experimented with camels in the Arizona desert, and eventually gave up. The remaining camels were set free, and are now protected.