Fun Camel facts....

Camels grazing in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Camels grazing in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Somethings you might not know about camels ...

Many people will see camels roaming around the desert while they are on their tours around Wadi Rum protected area. They will often then wrongly assume these camels must be wild...

However, all the camels you see roaming alone are not wild, they have an owner. Camels have a homing instinct and they will either return home to their owners tents. Or the owner will regularly come, round them up and check on them. The camels also know where to find water in the desert, so you will often see camels drinking at Lawrence Spring, they will have walked their themselves to have a drink.

Camels do go missing sometimes, but they can usually be found once the owner looks for them. A female might have gone off with a passing male. Or they might have seen a bigger herd passing and decided to join them. Depending on their desires in the moment...

Fact: When you see camels walking in single file, one behind the other their plan is to go a long way.

Posted on June 28, 2017 and filed under About Wadi Rum.