are used for transportation, clothing, leather,
milk. They are called the ‘ship of the desert’.
They have been domesticated as beasts of burden
longer than any other mammal. The camel family apparently
originated in North America and from there migrated
to South America (llamas) and Asia. Fossil camels
can be found along the Great Salt Lake. Did you
know that you can tell how healthy a Camel is by
inspecting their hump? The camel's hump is made
up of a white soft fat supported by fibrous tissue.
A fat camel's hump will be large and extend down
the sides of its body whereas in a lean camel, where
the camel has drawn on its hump's resources for
sustenance, the hump size will be depleted and will
tend to droop over to one side.