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Corwin’s Quest: Camel Survival
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Corwin’s Quest: Camel Survival

Camels aren’t called “ships of the desert” for nothing. These amazing animals can survive for weeks without drinking water. With fatty humps, extra eyelids, nostrils that close, and many water-conserving features, camels are uniquely designed for harsh desert conditions.

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‘Cute’ Tropical Camels: Prehistoric Species Found in Panama

‘Cute’ Tropical Camels: Prehistoric Species Found in Panama

Did you know camels once roamed South America? Read about the tiny, 2-foot-tall camel species that lived in Panama about 20 million years ago. More...

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National Geographic
Arabian (Dromedary) Camel

Arabian (Dromedary) Camel

Arabian camels store about 80 pounds of fat in their hump, a great source for water and energy. Get more fun facts about these dromedaries that rarely sweat. More...

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National Geographic
Camel Genome Holds Desert Survival Secrets

Camel Genome Holds Desert Survival Secrets

Bactrian camels have rapidly evolving genes that regulate metabolism, helping these ruminants survive in the harsh desert. Investigate the unique camel genome. More...

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Scientific American
Camel Racing in Abu Dhabi: Photo Gallery

Camel Racing in Abu Dhabi: Photo Gallery

On your mark, get set, go! See photos from a camel race in Abu Dhabi and check out the unusual jockeys riding these dromedaries. More...

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National Geographic
Camels

Camels

How can camels travel hundreds of miles without drinking water? Discover this desert animal’s amazing adaptations for conserving fluids. More...

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A Moment of Science
Camels May Be a Source of the Middle East Coronavirus

Camels May Be a Source of the Middle East Coronavirus

Arabian camels may be carriers of the deadly coronavirus that’s responsible for the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Find out more about MERS and its link to camels. More...

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NPR
Camels of the Gobi Desert

Camels of the Gobi Desert

Finding wild Bactrian camels in the huge, cold Gobi Desert is anything but easy. A film crew shares its remarkable experience in Mongolia. Take a look. More...

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Discovery
Camels: Photo Gallery

Camels: Photo Gallery

Take a close look at single-humped Arabian camels in the Sahara Desert and 2-humped Bactrian camels roaming a grassy plain. More...

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National Geographic
Camels: The Ship of the Desert

Camels: The Ship of the Desert

Camels are the only animals that can carry heavy loads far distances in the desert. Try this simple project to understand why camels don’t sink in sand. More...

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education.com
Fossils Suggest Giant Relatives of Modern Camels Roamed the Canadian Arctic

Fossils Suggest Giant Relatives of Modern Camels Roamed the Canadian Arctic

Fossils prove that a giant camel species roamed Canada’s High Arctic about 3.5 million years ago. In this video, a paleobiologist explains her important discovery. More...

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NPR
Lulu, Queen of the Camels

Lulu, Queen of the Camels

Thanks to camel racing, camel biology research is thriving in Dubai. Learn about Julian Skidmore’s work as scientific director of the Camel Reproduction Centre. More...

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The Altantic
The Camel Connection Quiz

The Camel Connection Quiz

Know your stuff when it comes to camels? Prove it with this quiz. Good luck! More...

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FunTrivia.com

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