Despite popular belief, a camel's hump stores not water, but fat - about 80 pounds of it. With this energy supply on its back, camel can go several days without eating. As it goes through the fat store, the hump shrinks and gets flabby. It gets firm again after the animal refuels.

Despite popular belief, a camel's hump stores not water, but fat - about 80 pounds of it. With this energy supply on its back, camel can go several days without eating. As it goes through the fat store, the hump shrinks and gets flabby. It gets firm again after the animal refuels.

RIDE A CAMEL...Interesting Facts About Camels - Ships Of The Desert

Interesting Facts about Camels - Ships of the Desert

Smile : )gf. -  Braided Fabric.  What a delightful used of fiber, in this case it looks like denim. Idea for Trim...

Smile : )gf. - Braided Fabric. What a delightful used of fiber, in this case it looks like denim. Idea for Trim...

Robyn with her camel Zeleika: For two years before she started the trek, Robyn trained the camels and learned how to survive in the harsh desert

Photographs capture Robyn Davidson's 1700 mile trek across Australia

Robyn with her camel Zeleika: For two years before she started the trek, Robyn trained the camels and learned how to survive in the harsh desert

The Dromedary Camel. also called the Arabian camel or the Indian Camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back.

The Dromedary Camel. also called the Arabian camel or the Indian Camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back.

I went on a 4hr camel ride in the Colorado river basin, sweetest camels in the world.

Flymage Magazine Issue #7 June 2011

I went on a 4hr camel ride in the Colorado river basin, sweetest camels in the world.

"C'mere lil' Camel... I want to knit your fur"   love, Beatricey1  Decorated Camel by Nilanjan Bhattacharya, via Dreamstime

"C'mere lil' Camel... I want to knit your fur" love, Beatricey1 Decorated Camel by Nilanjan Bhattacharya, via Dreamstime

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