ANIMAL FACTS - Camels
Camels can go weeks between drinking, and are able to drink brackish and salty water. Most moisture is obtained from the food they eat. If there is not a lot of food around, the camel will utilise the fat stored in the hump on its back. The hump shrinks and fattens depending on lack or excess of food. Camels have a complex digestive system that allows them to eat many toxic plants. They eat around 80% of the plant life in the dessert, from spiky cactus, to saltbush.
Whoever would have thought… a camel’s hump actually stores fat, not water as commonly believed.
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