Question Sheet: Improving the Camel
- Where do camels live?
- How do people use camels?
- Where does the wild Bactrian camel live?
- Explain what the noise and action that Emily saw and heard were?
- What is the “dulla”?
- Where is the National Research Centre on Camel?
- Name the three different breeds of camels at the Bikaner National Research Centre. What are the main qualities and uses of each breed.
- What are the positive and negative qualities of camel milk?
- What uses might a camel have in the United States?
- Would you ride a camel? Why or why not?
- Is there an animal in the United States that is used as much as the camel in India? If so, which one? How is it used?
- If many domesticated camels exist all over India, why is it important to protect their wild ancestors?
- Milk from cows, sheep, and goats is often drunk as a liquid or eaten in the form of cheese. Why do you think milk from a variety of animals is so healthy for you?
- What advantages do you think a camel has over a car in the desert?
- Imagine that you are going on a trip like Emily’s Indian trek. Write your own 1-week travel diary of a journey across India. To make your story more authentic, do some research about where you might want to go and what you would see.
- Many people—from farmers to tourist guides to the makers of purses and sweaters—rely on camels. Imagine that you are one of these people. Write a story about your job, what kind of camels you have, and how you use the animal.
Suppose you are on a camel that can travel 12 miles per hour. You’re taking a 7-day trip, allowing 8 hours to sleep every night and four 30-minute breaks a day. How many miles could you travel? How often would the camel need water if it were summer?