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CAMEL, common name for two species of large ruminant, constituting the typical genus, Camelus, of the family Camelidae, and native to the desert regions of Asia and northern Africa. Both species have been domesticated since ancient times. The dromedary, or Arabian camel, C. dromedarius, has one hump, and the Bactrian camel, C. bactrianus, has two humps. The humps are stores of flesh and fat, absorbed as nutrition when food is scarce. A camel can subsist without water for several days. Its stomach has many diverticula, or pouches, each closed by a sphincter muscle; water is stored in the pouches and released as required. The Arabian camel usually stands 1.8 m (6 ft) tall at the shoulders. The hump rises about 30 cm (about 12 in) above the back. The Bactrian camel has shorter legs, is about 1.5 m (about 5 ft) in height at the shoulders, but usually has a heavier torso than the dromedary.