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How long do camels live?

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The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 50 years. Their natural predators include leopards, lions and humans. Camels were domesticated more than 5,000 years ago and no longer exist in the wild.

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Camels can survive for up to 10 months without water if they find a food source. They are able to store water and calories in their humps in the form of fat. Camels can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and can reach a top speed of 40 miles per hour. They reach sexual maturity at 3 to 5 years of age. There are approximately 20 million camels in the world.

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