A dromedary in the outback near Silverton, New South Wales, Australia.

Camels are native to the dry and desert areas of western Asia and East Africa, and central and east Asia. The Dromedary or Arabian camel has a single hump, and the Bactrian camel has two humps. Their average life expectancy is up to 60 years.

Australia has the only known wild dromedary herds, with an estimated population of 1 million feral camels.

A popular saying from the Bible spoken by Jesus is that " is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24)

Camels are well suited to life in their arid habitat, as they are able to go long periods with very little food or water and can feed on the thorny desert scrub. Even a camel's eyes are perfectly designed to keep at bay the wind-blown sand.

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