Origin: Asia, Middle East & Australia
Scientific Name: Camelus dromedaries
The Dromedary Camel is also called the Arabian Camel.
It is the tallest of the species of camels. Male camels can be as much as 6.6 ft at the shoulder.
The Dromedary is known for having one hump, in contrast to the Bactrian Camel which has two. Like all camels, the hump is composed of fat bound by fibrous tissue.
Dromedaries were domesticated as far back as 4000 years ago for the transport of humans and goods. The wild population of dromedaries disappeared completely 2000 years ago.
They have been known to travel as much as 100 miles without water.