Camels For Kids
Table of Contents
What is a camel?
What kinds of camels are there?
Where do camels live?
The history of camels and humans
What are camelids?
What do camels eat?
Camels have long been the cars of the desert. In areas with little water, and where technology such as cars either didn't exist or aren't accessible even today, the camel was the main means of moving people and things.
Great caravans would go through deserts, relying heavily on camels to carry everything. For the longest time, camels have been associated even with the Magi, the three kings who are said to have visited Jesus as a baby. The camel is also in the charming tale by Rudyard Kipling, where the story of how the camel got its hump is playfully explained.
Without camels, and their ability to survive in arid environments, many places would have been left without transportation (using things to move people and items).
With their great hump or humps, and their tendency to spit, a camel probably strikes most people as a strange looking creature. But the camel is just one more example of an animal adapted to a less than easy environment.