Wild facts

May 03, 2000

Do you know?

What are the differences between the two camel species?

Answer: Dromedary camels have one hump; Bactrian camels have two humps and a thicker coat.

Learn more!

Ride the Dromedary camels at The Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Desert Voices"

by Byrd Baylor.

1. The camel can completely close its nostrils during a sandstorm.

2. Camels often spit when annoyed.

3. Only the front ends of the camel's hooves touch the ground.

The Baltimore Zoo

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