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How do camels defend against predators?
Camels protect themselves from predators by regurgitating their stomach contents mixed with saliva in a projectile fashion. This practice is commonly referred to as spitting. According to the San Diego Zoo, when camels spit, it is meant to startle and distract potential predators. When a camel is about to regurgitate, its cheeks fill up and bulge out. A camel can spit up to 37 meters. The stomach contents also contain various gases, which create an extremely foul odor. When camels are startled or on alert, their ears thrust forward. The most common predator of the camel is the wolf. Wolves are known to attack camels at water holes. Wild camels are known to be gentle animals that only react when provoked.