Camel facts: what is a wild camel? | Animal Fact Files

There are three living camel species and only one is actually wild; most of the millions of camels around the world are domestic animals. There are feral populations, like the feral population in Australia, but these are technically still domestic animals - like feral dogs and cats that roam neighborhoods. Camels have amazing tolerance to heat. They have humps which store fat - not water - that can help sustain the animals in times of little to no food or water. Camels can go days without water in extreme heat and if they have constant assess to moist food they may survive ten months without drinking. These amazing mammals have plenty of adaptions for living in the extreme environments of deserts such as long eyelashes, a third eyelid, and the ability to drink gallons of water in just a few minutes, but they can also tolerate cold conditions! Scientific Name: Genus - Camelus Range: wild populations limited to China and Mongolia Size: 6 to 6.5 feet (1.8-2m) high at the shoulder; 900 to over 2,000 pounds (400-900kg) in weight; females are slightly smaller than males Diet: vegetation including thorned bushes and dry leaves - will also eat fish and animal products if the need arises Lifespan: 17-40+ years Support the channel on Patreon: You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Flickr: Ian McKellar - YoTuT - Credits via Wiki Users: Spasimir - Pristurus - Frank Vincentz - Oona Räisänen & IUCN - Other attributions: Paul Vlad - adeel shahzad - Christian Gerber - Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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