The Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius, is a large mammal native to the Sahara desert. It is available in Zoo Tycoon 2.

The dromedary camel is well-adapted for life in the desert and is a strong animal with high endurance. It also has thick broad pads on the soles of its feet, and calluses on its leg joints and chest, upon which it rests in a kneeling position to withstand the heat of the desert sand. A camel can also close its nostrils against flying dust, and its eyes are shielded by very long eyelashes.

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Camels live in the desert biome. They are tolerant of the savannah biome. They do not mind sharing their exhibits with other animals.


The camel is an herbivore that feeds on hay and branches.


Camels love to use the salt lick and the scratching post.


Camels will use the shade structure.


Camels live in herds. Males will mate with more than one female. Females will give birth to one individual at a time.


Trivia not relevant for the game

  • Contrary to popular belief, camels do not store water in their humps. The hump is a large fat deposit.


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