Say Cheese!

Camels native to Saudi Arabia are the one hump dromedary camel. Their fur color can range from almost pure white to beige to sand to every shade of brown imaginable, almost to black. Many people believe that camels store water in their big humps, however their humps are actually made of fat, and when food and water are unavailable for long periods of time, the camel can draw on the fat in their humps for energy. Their humps aren’t the only thing that make camels suited for desert living. Their nostrils, eyelashes, and ears are all specially equipped to handle the harsh effects of the hot sun and the blowing sand of the desert. The two beauties in this photo are nursing females. The ropes you can see around their torsos are actually part of a contraption like a nursing bra, to prevent the babies from drinking too much of the camel milk that is for sale.


About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Say Cheese!

  1. Judy says:

    That one made me smile!! They are so cute.

  2. leif Hagen says:

    I get a real kick out of your camel photos! Someday I too will ride a camel! I rode an elephant in India but no camel, yet…

  3. diane garwood says:

    I love camels. They have the biggest, sweetest looking eyes. I have been thinking about trying to get some camel wool to knit with. I have felt it before and it is so soft. It is difficult to find though. At least in the US. 😉 Great picture Susie!!

  4. Dina says:

    These camels look healthy and happy. Interesting about the rope.

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