Facts for Kids: DO ALL CAMELS HAVE HUMPS?
Apart from the species of camel already mentioned, there are four other members of the camel family which do not possess humps. These are the Llame, Guanaco, Alpaca, and Vicuna, all from South America.
From the of time the Inca civilization these animals have been domesticated by man, and to this day they are invaluable to Indians living at high altitudes. They are used mainly as beasts of burden and will happily bear loads of up to 100 pounds in weight if properly handled. A Llama that is annoyed will spit in the face of the offender with great accuracy.
Facts for Kids: WHICH DOG CAN NOT BARK?
The Dingo is one of the very few dogs in the world that is unable to bark. It is not a silent dog, however, as it makes up for not barking by howling and whining very loudly indeed. Dingoes are a very ancient breed of wild dog from Australia. They are probably quite closely related to the primitive dogs from which our domestic dogs of today evolved. Dingoes must have arrived in Australia with the first Aborigines to settle there from Asia. They soon went wild although the Aborigines of today still rear pups and train them for hunting.