The dromedary from Schleich® Wild Life has, like in nature, just one hump. It is also known as a one-humped camel.
Dromedaries live in the deserts of Africa and Asia. They eat mostly leaves, dry grass and thorny plants. The hump of the mammal isn’t used to store water; it stores fat. If they can’t find any food in the desert they can live off it for weeks. The dromedary from Schleich® Wild Life has eaten well recently and has an upright, well-filled hump.
If a sandstorm comes, the dromedary can close its nostrils so that no sand gets in.
- Scientific name: Camelus dromedarius
- Global home: Africa, Asia, Australia
- Conservation status: Not evaluated
- Primary habitat: Desert