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One-humped camel

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One-humped camel
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Urist likes one-humped camels for their hump.

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One-humped camel - One-humped camel man - Giant one-humped camel


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Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 50,000 cm3
Mid: 250,000 cm3
Max: 500,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat up to 25
Fat 16
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large long-necked creature with a large hump on its sturdy body. It has been domesticated to carry passengers and cargo but is nonetheless bad-tempered and will spit.

One-humped camels are creatures who can be found in deserts, where they appear in groups of 3-7 individuals. They are notable for being eligible to be pack animals for dwarf and human merchants, while not technically being full domestic animals; this means that, during world generation, civilizations may domesticate them, but are not guaranteed to. Wild camels are benign meanderers and will generally provide no threat to even the clumsiest of dwarves.

One-humped camels may be butchered for a good amount of returns, or assigned as fairly valuable pets. Female one-humped camels produce milk, which can be cooked or processed into cheese. Like other herbivorous livestock, they require a sizeable pasture to survive. One-humped camel calves need two years to grow to their full adult size, and they only live for a maximum of 10-20 years.

They are not to be confused with the two-humped camel, which is a completely different species, also meaning that they cannot interbreed. In real life, one-humped camels are most popularly known as dromedaries, though the name is not used in Dwarf Fortress.

Some dwarves like one-humped camels for their hump.

Admired for its hump.