Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nature's true nomads.

This is Barack (no, not named after the USA president! lol)

He is one of 3 camels to take you out on a 9, 25 or 45 minute ride at Kommetjie, Cape Town.

Did you know
- Camels must drink water everyday. Don't believe the myth that they can go without water for 2 weeks.

- Camels are omnivorous. They can eat almost anything be it vegetation, meat, or bone,-- salty or sweet, a camels stomach knows no limits.

- Camels have 3 eyelids

-All the fat of the camel is in his hump(s)

-The Batrian Camels (2 humps) were thought to be extinct, untill a small population was found in 1957.

Single or Double hump?

Imagine a capital letter "D" lying on its side on the back of a Dromedary camel forming a single hump

Imagine the capital letter "B" on its side on the back of a Bactrian camel forming the double hump.


Just for fun
Have a look at this website : Camels & Chocolate - Tales from a Travel Addict

Have a great day!!! :D

1 comment:

Solo said...

I was wondering what is the feeling of riding a camel. ;D Anyways, thanks for sharing. Have a great day ahead. ;D

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