The History of Camels: From the beginnings!

Camels are the most interesting, strong, versatile desert creatures. They can go for miles out in the open desert and survive in harsh weather.

The history of camels

Camel bones have been found in China dating back to 3000 BC. Camels were used for transporting goods and building carts in ancient times and even today a few families still use camels for those purposes. Camels were introduced to the Americas by Spanish explorers and they reached the new continent in 1513. There are more camels in the U.S. than camels in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East combined. Camels were transported to the city of Baghdad, now known as Baghdad, in 1299 to carry cargo on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Camels were also the fastest and best-built animal in the world because of their large hump. The fastest animal in the desert was a camel with a top speed of 60 miles per hour. Camels have been used as war beasts for centuries.

Why are camels so useful?

There are three main ways that camels contribute to mankind: 1. Caring for sick people: Camels are often used in the Middle East as emergency therapy, especially for children who are sick. Camels, being a naturally large animal, can stand up to illness. However, to ensure a good health state, camels are fed Vitamin-B-complex (Vitamin B1), which is also the main medicinal for human health. If a child’s immune system is lacking, they are given camels’ milk, which has lots of Vitamin-B in it. So, it can help build the immune system up again. 2. Feeding people: Camels can easily survive out in the desert and provide food for humans. 3) To transport goods across the desert!

How do they function in the desert?

They keep in touch with each other by blowing in the air and exchanging heat. When they run out of food, they travel in small groups in the open to locate trees to feed off. Their tongues have special saliva that lubricates the throat so that it can suck in more air as it runs in their nostrils. The advantage of having such a high work rate in such inhospitable conditions is that they are capable of surviving off of a very small supply of food. Camels’ iconic trait is their eyelids. Their eyes and eyelids have a special coating that slows down their ocular reflex so they can stay under the sands without losing consciousness. On the other hand, when the eyes are open, they lack the special coating and therefore lose consciousness immediately.

What does a camel need to survive in the desert?

He needs water and a thick coat to survive the harsh weathers!

Camels are not just from the Middle East

Camels originated in Arabia and were later domesticated in the region. Camels date back to 30,000 years ago and are now found in the world’s deserts. They are also popular in Asia. The desert is too harsh and remote to not have camel-driven carriages. Camel-driven carriages have been used in Persia for centuries, and, they continue to be popular in India and Pakistan. Camel urine was once used as antiseptic. Camels are known to produce a high amount of ammonia. To treat wounds, they were sprayed with urine of the camels. Camel urine can even clean your car.


Camels are one of the most versatile creatures ever born. As long as they’re given the right care, water and health care, the camels can be your best friend. Although, the camels look quite lazy, they are very friendly and helpful creatures that will be your one true friend you’ve always wanted. They’re an intelligent creature that can make it through a long distance journey, hunt for food and make them strong enough to ride on. They are not only cute but also powerful creatures that have a rich history.

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