I saw this camel in Mauritania, Africa last spring break.
Grupos avistados en el desierto. Aparentemente selvàticos.
05/13/2009, 2:13 PM
Canon EOS D60, 1/125, f/5.6, 220mm (70-300), ISO 100
The local Bedouin offer camel rides from the Treasury back up through the Siq (that's it in the background). Posted at low res to protect privacy, as this was just a random snap from a distance.
The dromedary camel survives only in domesticated form.
Range-- throughout the world; originated in Middle East
Habitat-- mostly domesticated now; farms; wherever herders have taken them; the ones that are still wild inhabit the dry hot regions of north Africa, Ethiopia, Near East and western to central Asia
Niche-- domesticated ones are mostly used for carrying things; feed mostly on vegetation; hunted by wolves
Have a third eyelid!
A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. The two surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel (C. dromedarius), which inhabits the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; and the bactrian, or two-humped camel (C. bactrianus), which inhabits Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; they provide milk, meat, hair for textiles or goods such as felted pouches, and are...