The Bizarre Mating Practices of The Arabian Camel

We recently had a male camel arrive (called a bull!), that we were looking to mate with our females (called, not surprisingly, cows!). We thought you may be interested to discover the mating habits of the camel as much as we were. The following comes from "".


"...of all their adaptations, the grossest is probably the male dromedary’s proclivity to blow up a portion of his soft palate with air to the point that it protrudes up to a foot out of his mouth – as a sign to the ladies that he is hot to trot.

Scientists don’t really know how the camels puff up the diverticulum, but some think that, while exhaling, the males close off the nostrils, forcing the air into the pharynx and soft palate."

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