Dromedary Camel
Dromedary Camel - Randy Aikman Wildlife Adventure


Park Name: Randy
Scientific name: Camelus dromedarius
Family: Camelids
Classification: Mammal

Place of Origin: Arabia or Somalia
Lifespan (in wild): 40 – 50 years
Weight: 660-1300 lbs.
Body size: 6+ ft. tall, 7-11 ft. wide
Top speed: 40 mph.
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: Desert Regions

Fun Facts

  • When a camel discorvers water, it can drink up to 40 gals in one sitting
  • They can carry up to 900 pounds for up to 25 miles a day.
  • They can completely close their nostrils during a sand storm.
  • The dromedary camel can lose 30% of the water in it’s body and still thrive where it lives.
  • A male camel is sometimes called a “Bull” and a female camel is referred too as a “Cow”.
  • Camels hold their offspring up to 14 months before giving birth

Conservation Status

Not Evaluated

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $3,000.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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