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What is the name of a female camel?

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Female camels are called cows. A cow camel may mate with a bull camel when she is two years old but won't usually produce a calf until she is five years old. A typical camel cow produces up to eight baby camels in her lifetime.

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Camels are large mammals of the bovine family that are adapted to live in arid desert, steppe and prairie regions of the world. One-humped dromedary camels are indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East. Two-humped Bactrian camels are native to Central Asia.

A camel can survive for up to six months without drinking water. When water is available, a camel can drink many gallons of water in a few minutes. Camel humps do not store water; they are fat reserves that nourish the animal when food is scarce.

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