are used for transportation, clothing, leather, milk. They
are called the ‘ship of the desert’. They have been domesticated
as beasts of burden longer than any other mammal. The camel
family apparently originated in North America and from there
migrated to South America (llamas) and Asia. Fossil camels
can be found along the Great Salt Lake.
Did you know that you can tell how healthy a Camel is by
inspecting their hump? The camel's hump is made up of a
white soft fat supported by fibrous tissue. A fat camel's
hump will be large and extend down the sides of its body
whereas in a lean camel, where the camel has drawn on its
hump's resources for sustenance, the hump size will be depleted
and will tend to droop over to one side.