The camel is a mammal of the order Artiodactyla belonging to the family Camelidae, divided into three living species and three others that are currently fossils.
This animal is characterized mainly by its humps (or one in the dromedary) and its long, slender legs.
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Due to three different species’ existence, it is necessary to mention each of them’ habitats.
The wild camel (Camelus ferus) inhabits the great Gobi desert, located in Asia, and is one of the largest desert areas on the planet.
Camels are herbivorous animals, but they can feed on anything; they roam the desert and eat grasses or any plant, such as cactus, dried roots, among others.
When they are starving, they can eat meat, fish, bones, and animal skins. They can consume plants with high salt content, which other animals would not be able to finish.
Even fresh grass is harmful to them, as they are adapted to the vegetation of their desert habitat. Domesticated camels usually feed on wheat, corn, oats, leaves, and plants of all kinds, as well as dates.