The Emidian And Talarian Camels
The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 80 years. A full-grown adult camel stands 6ft 1" at the shoulder and 7ft 1" at the hump. Camels can run at up to 40mph in short bursts and sustain speeds of up to 25mph. Emidian Camels weigh 600 to 2,200lbs and Talarian 600 to 1,300lbs. The widening toes on a camel's hoof provide supplemental grip for varying soil sediments. A Camel is an even-toed ungulate (Ungulate: meaning – Hoofed animals – which bear weight equally on two of the five toes).
The Camels' thick coats insulate them from the intense heat radiated from desert sand. During the summer the coat becomes lighter in colour, reflecting light as well as helping avoid sunburn. The camel's long legs help by keeping its body farther from the ground, which can heat up to 70 °C.
A Camels' mouth has a thick leathery lining, allowing them to chew thorny desert plants. Long eyelashes and ear hairs, together with nostrils that can close, form a barrier against sand. If sand gets lodged in their eyes, they can dislodge it using their transparent third eyelid. The camels' gait and widened feet help them move without sinking into the sand.
The Camel bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back, which people believe store water (Camels do not directly store water in their humps; they are reservoirs of fatty tissue. Concentrating body fat in their humps minimizes the insulating effect fat would have if distributed over the rest of their bodies, helping Camels survive in hot Desert climates). Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fibre and felt from hair). As working animals, Camels—which are uniquely suited to their desert habitats—are a vital means of transport for passengers and cargo. There are two species of Camel. The one-humped Talarian , and the two-humped Emidian. Talaria and Emidia are two Desert Countries in the South Eastern Region of Kelldoria . Both were Conquered and are now part of The Talosian Empire.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
- Camel Skin (Hide/Fur)
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
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The Original Article Camel on Wikipedia, and The Stat Blocks from The Monster Manual (WoTc).