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How are camels able to survive in the desert?

Question by Sydney Mulunda On 25 March 2020, 18:26:40


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Answer by Sydney Mulunda On 25 March 2020, 18:35:09

Camels are able to survive in the desert because of several reasons namely:

  1. They have large humps on their backs which store fats which can act as energy for the camel when there is no food.
  2. Their stomachs are designed in such a way that they are able to hold huge amounts of water for a long time, upto 40 gallons of waterat ago which translates to 151 litres. This enables them to stay for a long time without water.
  3. They have short but thick fur that protects them from the sun during the day and from the cold temperatures of the night.
  4. They also have widespread toes that do not sink in the sand while they walk. These toes are also thickly padded hence they cannot get burnt as they walk.
  5. Their hairy eyelashes, ears, eyes and nostrils keep out sand.
  6. A camel has the ability to lose upto 40% of its weght before it may needs to eat and regain it.
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