Dromedary Camel

Type: Mammal

Diet:
Desert shrubs and grasses

Longevity in the wild:
Up to 40 years.

Size:
Over 2.1 meters tall at the hump.

Weight:
Up to 726 kg.

Group Name:
Flock or caravan.

Fun Fact:
Dromedary camels have one hump that can store up to 36 kg of fat, which can be converted to water and energy when needed. Camels rarely sweat, but they can drink 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes!

You can find the Zoo's dromedary camels along with Amur tigers, Stellar's sea eagles and other amazing creatures in the Animals of Asia section of the Zoo.

Dromedary camel