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Camels are even-toed ungulates, members of the Camelidae family. The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) has a single hump, while the Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) has two humps. Dromedaries are native to the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. Bactrian camels are native to eastern Asia. Arabian camels are all domesticated, while there are still Bactrian camels living in the wild. Camels are extremely well adapted to their desert environment. The hump is full of fat and will shrink if the camel doesn't eat. The camel has a unique body thermostat, so this animal perspires very little. Camels are very strong animals and are able to carry loads weighing more than 900 pounds.

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