Camel, a sort of Ectotherm Animal

I have written a lot about the camels during last 20 years. Mainly, I have compiled my own observation and research about the camels. A huge part of my writeup is also derived from the publications and literature published globally. Once, I wrote an article that camel have the characters from many different animals, therefore camel is unique.

Today, I was reading a book about the snakes. I realized that camel have some characteristics like snakes or reptiles. Camel is a kind of Ectotherm; this means that they regulate their body temperature with the environment. That is why the camels need lesser energy requirements compared to other livestock.

Albumor camel from Kuwait. .Photo credit: Dr AbdulAziz Alateeqi
Camels in Gobi desert. Credit to Amalgan.

2 thoughts on “Camel, a sort of Ectotherm Animal

  1. gabychops April 16, 2021 / 5:09 pm

    I think we know this from the observation of camel’s behaviour in the desert during their long journeys.

    Still, anything about this unique animal is interesting.


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    • Dr Raziq April 16, 2021 / 5:18 pm

      yes, you are right. The long journeys in the desert with very little food and water push camels to adapt the characteristics of dehydration and hunger.


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