Dromedaries live in the deserts of Africa and Asia. They eat mostly leaves, dry grass and thorny plants. The hump of the mammal isnt used to store water; it stores fat. If they cant find any food in the desert they can live off it for weeks. The dromedary from Schleich Wild Life has eaten well recently and has an upright, well-filled hump.. Fun fact. If a sandstorm comes, the dromedary can close its nostrils so that no sand gets in.