Camels factsAnimals quiz
On which continent dromedary camels live in the wild?
In Australia. The domesticated form occurs widely in North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, but the only population in the wild is in Australia. Dromedary camels were brought over by the early colonizers as pack animals. They became redundant with the arrival of motor transport, and today's feral herds are their ascendants.
What animal is closely related to the llama of South America?
Camel. The llama is a domesticated South American camelid. The genera Lama and Vicugna are, with the two species of true camels, the sole existing representatives of even-toed ungulates, called Tylopoda.
What is a hybrid between a male dromedary camel and a female llama called?
Cama. A cama has been produced via artificial insemination at the Camel Reproduction Centre in Dubai. The first cama was born on January 14, 1998. The aim was to create an animal capable of higher wool production than the llama, with the size and strength of a camel and a cooperative temperament.