One-Humped Camel Introduced species
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.
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?
What Impact does the One Humped Camel have on Animals?
Was Bringing the One Humped Camels to Australia a Good Idea?
One Humped Camel's Features
One humped camel facts
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.