The camel is native to Asia and can be found on the border of Mongolia and China
Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fibre and felt from hair)
Camels have an unmistakable silhouette, with their humped back, short tail, long slim legs, and a long neck that dips downward and rises to a small narrow head.
Camels grow a shaggy coat in the winter for protection from the freezing cold and shed the coat during the hot summer. Colour is usually light brown but can be greyish
A full-grown adult camel stands 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) at the shoulder
Camel humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolize when food and water are scarce. It can sustain them for as long as a month in the harshest desert conditions.
They are able to endure protein deficiency and eat items other livestock avoid, such as thorns, dry leaves, and saltbush.
Camels can carry more than 200 kg (about 440 pounds) for 50 km (31 miles) in a day
A thin nictitating membrane on each eye, like a clear inner eyelid, protects the eyes from sandstorms while still letting in enough light for camels to see. They can also shut their nostrils during sand storms.
The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 50 years