Camels (camelus) are mammals that mainly inhabit desert areas in central Asia and North Africa. These animals stand out for their two humps. These serve to store fat, which is converted into energy when they have not eaten or drink for several days. Also, these mammals don’t sweat a lot to keep their bodies hydrated.
These animals have an approximate height of two meters and a body length of more than three meters. Further, their weight can range between 300 and 690 kilograms. On the other hand, the body of camels is adapted to life in the desert. For example, they have a third eyelid that helps them clean the eye of sand and dirt. They can also close the nostrils whenever they want to prevent sand from entering the cavity.
Also, although they seem like very calm animals, they can walk up to 150 kilometers, in periods of 15 to 20 hours and at a speed of up to 65 kilometers per hour. It is not surprising, therefore, that in ancient times some people crossed the desert on the back of a camel. If you want to discover the most spectacular camels on Instagram, take a look at the following gallery. They are the most peculiar animals.