Why NoCamels?

At NoCamels, we really have nothing against camels. In fact, we rather enjoy them. We even took our editors on a camel ride – and are considering adopting our very own two-humped friend, named Albert.

 

The only reason we say NO to camels at www.nocamels.com, is because of the continued perception among many across the world that Israel is little more than a barren desert populated by camels.

 

But just to make sure our camel friends can never have a beef with us, here’s a little fact sheet to show everyone just how awesome camels are:

 

  • The word “Camel” is derived from the Hebrew word “Gamal”.
  • “Man vs. Wild” Bear Grills once survived a sand storm by hiding inside a recently passed-away camel.
  • Camel’s red blood cells have an oval shape, unlike those of other mammals, which are circular. This facilitates their flow in a dehydrated state.
  • Camels are able to withstand changes in body temperature and water consumption that would kill most other animals.
  • Camels eating green herbage can ingest sufficient moisture to maintain their bodies’ hydrated state without the need for drinking.
  • Camels’ mouths are very sturdy, which allows them to chew thorny desert plants. Long eyelashes and ear hairs, together with sealable nostrils, form a barrier against sand.
  • The kidneys and intestines of a camel are very efficient at retaining water. Urine comes out as a thick syrup, and their feces are so dry that they can fuel fires.