Presentation on theme: "By Sara Wong, Alex Harnly, and Julia Spira. Basic Info The Dromedary Camel… lives in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, is also known as."— Presentation transcript:
Basic Info The Dromedary Camel… lives in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, is also known as the Arabian Camel, or Ship of the Desert, and is a single humped camel, unlike the Bactrian Camel, which has 2 humps.
Anatomy The Dromedary Camel Has… flat, broad feet that help when traveling on sand, a short coat (brown to dusty white), a strong, tough mouth for eating desert plants, double rows of eyelashes,closeable nostrils, bushy eyebrows, and fur- lined ears to keep out sand, the ability to carry up to 990 lbs, and the height of 6-7 feet.
Water Facts The Dromedary Camel Can… drink more than 20 gallons of water in 10 minutes (which would kill most other animals), and then store the water in its bloodstream for up to 2 weeks, go 5-7 days with little or no food and water, and store large amounts of water in its bloodstream thanks to a unique metabolism.
Trade Arabia (as we know) is a crossroads location, so there was a lot of trade activity; the camel was a big part of this because… it carried products from place to place, was sold for meat, and could be sold for a large sum if it was a rare white color.
Nomads Definition of Nomads: constantly traveled across the desert, slept in tents, and raised animals like sheep, goats, and camels. The Dromedary Camel Helped the Nomads By… providing meat, wool, and transportation, being used as warhorses, a unit of trade, and the dowry of a bride.
The Dromedary Camel contributed to culture by… being used in the popular Arabian sport, camel racing, being used as transportation during Mecca pilgrimages, and being included in the desert codes of the Bedouin (ancient Arab nomads) Definition of Culture: Culture has been called "the way of life for an entire society." As such, it includes codes of manners, dress, language, religion, rituals, norms of behavior such as law and morality, and systems of belief. (www.wikipedia.org) Culture