Q. With reference to “Kharai Camel” consider the following statements:
1.They are found only in Rajasthan.
2.They are known as swimming camel.
3.They eat large volumes of mangroves or saline plant species.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect. Kharai Camel are a rare breed of camel found in the salt marshes of the Kutch district in the western state of Gujarat. They are found only in Gujarat.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. They are well adapted to the saline desert environment and are known for their ability to swim (hence also known as ‘swimming camel’). They eat large volumes of mangroves or saline plant species.