Why is there a dromedary on the packaging of Camel cigarettes?

 

 

 

Maybe because the dromedary (single-humped camel from Arabia and Northern Africa) is more common – and therefore more recognisable – than the bactrian (double-humped camel from central Asia)?

The official names are also a bit confusing – Camelus dromedarius and Camelus bactrianus. And the dromedary is sometimes called an Arabian camel.  There are three ‘true’ camels – the dromedary, the bactrian, the wild bactrian, but you can also use the word camel to informally refer to llama, the alpaca, the guanaco and the vicuña.

Source: Wikipedia

Camels are actually amazing – they can withstand heat and cold, carry extremely heavy loads, and go for almost a week without water. They can plough fields, their manure can be used to fertilise crops and to start fire. They produce wool, milk and meat. And they can provide transport.

 



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2 replies

  1. Hi Janet
    …and can you see the “Beduin” – in the camel – who’s playing the pipe?
    we talked always about that in school-time… more then 30 years ago 🙂

    Love your articles, especially about TN’s or Binders in general and animals of course.

    Best wishes from Switzerland.
    Cristina

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