Presentation on theme: "By: Artemis Thomopoulos. Camels can withstand a massive amount of dehydration which allow them to survive not only between watering holes, but sometimes."— Presentation transcript:
Camels can withstand a massive amount of dehydration which allow them to survive not only between watering holes, but sometimes between seasons. Camels were used by the Bedouin, whose warriors formed the nucleus of the Muslim armies that conquered the Byzantine and Persian Empires in the 7th century AD. About 90% of the camels in the world today are dromedaries. True riding dromedaries can travel 80 to 120 mi. (128.75 to 193.12 km) per day carrying a rider. Camels prefer to walk, particularly when it's hot; but when speed is required, they either gallup or pace. To get up, a camel must first straighten its hind legs and then jerked up its front legs.
The eye itself is protected from sand by two rows of extra long eyelashes, one on the upper eyelid, and one on the lower eyelid. In addition to this, each eye also has a very thin third eyelid that moves with a side to side motion, front to back. These can act as a windshield wiper brushing away sand, or can close to protect the eye while still allowing the camel to see. Glands in the camel's eye supply a lot of water in order to keep the eye moist under extremely dry conditions. These ears are covered in hair, including the inside of the ear, which helps keep out sand and dust. With their long neck, they can reach 11 1/2 ft. (3.5 m) high and can feed on tough thorny plants that even sheep and goats would pass over.