The dromedary belongs to the camelid species. Unlike its cousin the camel which has two humps, the dromedary has only one. We find this domestic mammal in North Africa, the Middle East and the near East. Perfectly adapted to desert regions, the dromedary can survive in conditions of extreme heat and scarce water. By drawing on its reserves it can go without drinking for almost a week. Its hump, which contains fat reserves, is also used to regulate its temperature. Used by man for the transportation of goods, the dromedary also provides a very rich milk, meat, and its fleece is also used to make blankets.