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Reuter, C. 2002. Why not camels? Spotlight on Agriculture, 53. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry


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The principal mechanism by which the camel survives in the desert is its ability to conserve body water by means of physiological adaptations. In addition, the camel also has behavioural and anatomical adaptations to desert conditions.

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The wild ancestors of the camel lived in the desert fringes of southern Arabia and thus evolved in lands subject to drought. Camels are almost certainly the domestic animalbest adapted to the harsh environments and the fluctuating nutritional conditions of the arid and extremelv arid zones.

Year: 2002

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Origin: Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

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