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