One-Humped Camel Introduced species

Renai nassis

Big image

When, How, Why and Where did the One-Humped Camel come to Australia?

The One Humped Camel came to Australia in 1840. They came ship but ships name is unknown. The One Humped Camel came to help the Will and Bourke expedition, which Robert O'Hara Burke, William John Wills led an expedition with 19 men. They were crossing from Melbourne to Carpentaria. They came to Central Australia where most of them still are there today and they are having a big impact on the environment.

Camel Plague

The camels in the outback is a a very big problem. it is actually becoming a plague. The camels have had a big impact on the environment, human, the aboriginal people and the animals. And can I tell you the majority of them impacts are negative.

What Effects does the One-Humped Camel have on the Environment?

The camels are a threat to farmers because they eat their crops, drink the water and they knock the farmers fences down so the animals can get out.

There are about a million camels around the outback which doubles every nine years.

The one-humped camel eta the native plants.

The stations have been forced to build fences for protection.

What Impact does the One-Humped Camel have on Humans and Aboriginals?

Because the camels were eating the farmers crops the farmers wouldn't have any food to eat if they din't have any money and if they did have money they would have to spend it on the food. At the Aboriginal Community of Doker River fences can't be build so the camels can get in. Australia's population of wild camels are the biggest in the world so they are beginning to become a big pest in Australia.

What Impact does the One Humped Camel have on Animals?

The camels knock down the farmers fences and drink all the water eat all the food that was meant to be for the farmers and the animals. So that means that the farmers and animals are not getting much food and water. And when the camels knock the fences down the animals are free to get out which means that the are of of the farms and onto the road where they could get run over or stolen.

Was Bringing the One Humped Camels to Australia a Good Idea?

In my opinion no it defiantly wasn't. I think that because I know now what negative impact they have had on the environment, animals, humans and aboriginal people. But the Will and Bourke didn't know that that was what would happen so they thought that it was alright to bring animals to Australia and that it wouldn't have a huge impact any cause any damage.

One Humped Camel's Features

The one humped camel has long eyelashes, big dark eyes, thick eyebrows and third eye lid to help stop sand from getting through. It has short round ears, a curved long neck, a narrow chest and four long legs. The one humped camel has wide feet that have two toes and a hoof at he front, one hump and fur that is light brown.

One humped camel facts

Scientific name: Camelus dromedaries

Lifespan: 40 years

Speed: 40 mph maximum

Mass :880-1 300 ibs (adult)

Height: 5.9- 6.6 ft. (adult)

The hump stores fatty tissue which makes the rest of the body cool, that helps because the camels live in a hot environment.