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Camel years to human years
Do you want to convert camel years to human years? Camels have a 40 to 50 years life expectancy, and their newborns develop more quickly compared to human babies.
There aren't many studies on camels and camel's life. So we did our best to match the most important milestones in camel and human development to make as accurate estimations of a camel age in human years as possible.
Camel years to human years calculator
Convert camel years to human years using our online camel age converter and read more on a camel's life below:
More about camel life cycle and aging
Currently, there are only three species of camels:
- Dromedary, the one-humped camel that makes up almost 94% of the overall camel population
- Bactrian, the two-humped camel making up 6% of the world's camel population
- Wild Bactrian, endangered species, of which only over a thousand is left in the world
Camels mate in the cold season at the age of 3 to 4 years (females) and 5 to 6 years (males). The gestation period is about a year and a month: 390 days for the Dromedary camels and around 406 days for two-humped camels.
Typically, only one baby camel (calf) is born. on a very rare occasion - two.
Female camels can mate once in two years and usually up until they are 20 years old.
Camels calves are born with their eyes open, thin fur, and no hump. They start walking within an hour of birth.
Young camels start eating grass at around 2 to 3 months from birth and can be weaned at the age of 4 months old. But, if the breeder allows, they might suckle from their mother for up to 1.5 years of age.
Young camels stay close to their mother till the age of 5, right until the adulthood. But they continue to grow and reach their adult size at the age of 7 years.