WHAT EATS A CAMEL?

by admin on March 22, 2010

A One-Humped, Or Dromedary, Camel

A Dromedary (One-Humped) Camel. Photo:Daderot


What eats a camel?

What do camels eat?

There are two kinds of camels: Dromedary, or one-humped camels, which are native to Arabia and other parts of the Middle East, and Bactrian, or two-humped camels, which live in Central Asia.

Nothing eats one-humped camels, because while plenty of them live in captivity, they are extinct in the wild throughout their native range.

Around 1,000 wild Bactrian camels still live in the Asian country of Mongolia. The main natural predator that kills and eats these two-humped camels is the wolf. However, wild Bactrian camels are in much more danger from human hunters than they are from wolves.

In fact, two-humped camels are in danger of going extinct in the wild because people keep killing them for food.

So, what does a camel eat? Camels are browsers and eat a variety of desert vegetation.


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