Hump Day: Famous Hump


Expecting Pamela Anderson (some of you may not even remember her!) or Kim Kardashian (yuck)?

No ma’am/sir, this isn’t a lovely lady lumps blog! (Shout out to the Black Eyed Peas I suppose.)  Let’s learn something on this Wednesday!

There are plenty of humps in the world, but I’d like to focus on a particular hump – the hump of the dromedary camel!

Photo by Brent Huffman, www.ultimateungulate.com This dromedary resides in the Bowmanville Zoo, Bowmansville ON, Canada.

Photo by Brent Huffman, http://www.ultimateungulate.com
This dromedary resides in the Bowmanville Zoo, Bowmansville ON, Canada.

Dromedary, or Arabian, camels are quadrupedal mammals that are often used for travel because of their incredible endurance (due to fatty tissues in the hump) and strength.  They are a “Beast of Burden.”  Camels can also be used for their milk, fur (for tents and certain garments), and meat (but don’t eat these wonderful creatures!). Camels, to me, are the longer necked, long distance walker, cousin of the horse; even though horses are found in the same areas as camels are, horses cannot carry the same load that camels can making horses not near as useful.

Dromedaries can be found in Northern Africa, stretching into the Arabian Peninsula, and reaching into parts of Asia.  Dromedaries, also, can be found in Western Australia, but tend to be feral, or wild, than the camels found in other parts of the world.  Camels may not be as “pretty” as horses, but they sure as hell are very useful and dependable creatures!

Sources: Here, and Here.

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