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Pottery camel, probably Somalia, 1930s

This is an Ethiopian toy camel made out of clay. Camels are used for carrying people and goods in hot, dry places, such as Ethiopia, because they can travel for up to 10 days without needing to drink. People sometimes drink camel milk, eat camel meat and make things out of camel skin and hair.

This camel has only one hump, so it is a dromedary camel.

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