Here they come. Four kids on one camel!
Down in the Negev desert, camels owned by Bedouin graze freely.
These are Dromedaries. The Bactrian camels in Asia have two humps.
A mnemonic to remember: letter D on its side is like one hump and B is two.
In the early 1900s Israel had 20,000 camels. Today their numbers are down to maybe 2,500.
A very interesting article on the Jewish veterinarian who cares for the Bedouin camels just appeared in the Jerusalem Post. You can read why camels are disappearing by clicking here.
Lots more animals can be found at the Camera-Critters blog every Sunday.