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Dromedary Camel  Camelus dromedarius,Dromedary camel Click/tap to enlarge

Dromedary Camel

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  1. First bought to Australia in the 1880's to use for transport and moving stores in the outback. When trucks and trains etc came the camels were released to roam the out back now they are considered pests. The only thing in their favour is that they are now considered the best pure breed specie of camel in the world
    Posted 8 years ago

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The dromedary , also called the Arabian camel or the Indian camel , is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back. First described by Aristotle, the dromedary was given its binomial name by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The dromedary is the next largest member of the camel family after the Bactrian camel. The oldest known ancestor of the dromedary is the ''Protylopus''. Males are 1.8–2 m tall and females are 1.7–1.9 m tall. Males range from 400–600 kg , while females weigh 300–540 kg.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Graeme Ruck
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By Graeme Ruck

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2013. Captured Oct 20, 2010 09:43.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO400
  • 75mm