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15 Miraculous Facts about Camels you didn’t know (Updated)

Some people typically associate camels with the deserts of Middle East, although there are millions of these humped domestic animals living in Africa. Most of them are found in African countries – either in Egypt and Morocco that border the Sahara desert; or in Horn of African nations like Ethiopia and Djibouti. In West Africa they can be found in Niger Republic, Mali and Nigeria.

There are two types of camels:
Dromedary camels or Arabian
cemals: the one humped camels and Bactrian camels. This two types of camel are found in different parts of the world. Dromedary camel: Also called Arabian camel, can be found in North and West Africa and the Middle East, this set of camels usually have one hump. Bactrian camel: These are mostly to be found in Central Asia, this type differ from the former; they are the two humped camels, more hairy due to their climatic enviroment and are mostly used as source of food and fur in contrary to the former. No matter the type, camels are usually found in the desert. Though many people thinks that camels only lives in hot climates, they also do well in cold regions. Below are the “15 Miraculous facts about Camels you didn’t know.”

  1. Camels have more memory than any animal in animal kingdom. They think a lot more and remember everything. If you hurt a camel it will never forget you and will do all possibilities to get you. And eventually, if not lucky, can kill the offender. They are thoughtful, understands when little children do them harm, but chooses to take revenge when it comes from adults as they consider it as disdain.
  2. Camels are social animals, they like being in groups called herds. Led by dominant male, while many of the other males form their own herd called bachelor herd. Camels are very social and like to greet each other by blowing on their faces.
  3. Camels can run as faster as 40 kilometers per hour and more when their masters are in hurry or not.
  4. They are inclined gift of nature due to the role they played during the times of wars in the ancient days.
  5. Camels are known for spitting on people. In fact, they are throwing up the contents of their stomach along with the spittle. This is a way of defense when they feel intimidated.
  6. Camels have two rows of thick eyelashes that protect their eyes from desert dust. They are also able to close their nostrils and lips to keep out the dust.
  7. Camels can eat almost anything edible without injuring their mouths, including thorny twigs. They are herbivores, though, so you won’t find them eating meat.
  8. Camels urine is as thick as syrup because they retain water. Both dung and urine are taken or utilised as medicine because they take any leaves, according to us.
  9. Their milk which is herby fragrant, is also of health benefits, contains higher level of iron, protiens, as well as less fat. It help boost immune system, stimulates circulation, improve growth, treates diabetes e.t.c
  10. Camels humps are not used to store water, according to myth. Even though they come from hot climates, their humps store fat and also help the rest of their bodies to stay cooler. When needed, the fat will be converted to food or water.
  11. When a camel does come across water, it can fill up in a hurry, drinking as much as 30 gallons in 13 minutes. Camels can rehydrate faster than any other animsl on Earth.
  12. Mother camels carries their babies pregnancy for a long period of 14 months before giving birth.
  13. After all this amazing and miraculous facts they are blessed with, God in his utmost wonders destined fear of scorpions in them. By spotting a little Scorpion from a long distance Giant camels will look for a way out for the fact that its sting means death to them because their paws are as soft as.
  14. Camels are all time means of transportation in the Sahara deserts: Tuaregs of Agadez of Niger Republic for an example.
  15. And lastly, their wonderful creation was mentioned in a verse in the Holy Qur’an, “Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made?― And at the Sky, how it is raised high? And at the Mountains How they are fixed firm?― And at the Earth, how it is spread out?”
    (al-Ghashiya, 17-20)

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