AN animal of the Camel kind, of less stature, but much swifter, having but one hard bunch on his back; like the camel, he chews the cud. He is covered with soft, short hair, except on the head, throat and top of the neck, where it is longer. His upper lip is divided like that of the camel, and his feet are terminated by two sharp claws. The Camel and Dromedary produce with each other, and the race resulting from their union is reckoned the most valuable, adding the swiftness of the one to the greater strength of the other. It is said that this kind can travel one hundred miles a day, and carry fifteen hundred weight.
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