More Camel Trivia

Bonus Facts:

  • Camels have padded feet like dogs, not hooves like cattle. Their feet spread out their weight so they don't sink into the sand or the snow.
  • Their knees and chest are really thick. They aren't injured—those callouses protect them from getting burned by the hot sand when they lie down.
  • They have two sets of eyelashes and a nictitating membrane to keep sand out of their eyes.
  • They can also shut their nostrils and breathe through a tiny gap in their lips if necessary to protect from sand.
  • Camels don't spit when they get upset—they actually regurgitate the contents of their stomach!

To read even more fun facts about our camels, click here to find out if camels' humps are really full of water.