Bactrian Camels

Bactrian camels have two humps on their backs where they store fat. Arabian camels, called dromedaries have only one hump, but both these types of camels use their stored fat as energy and water when they are far away from food and a freshwater source. They can endure long-distance trips without water in very harsh desert conditions, and because their fat is stored only in their humps, they don’t get too hot. Their humps get soft and flabby when their fat stores run out. Bactrians rarely sweat, helping them conserve fluids for long periods of time. Want to learn more about Bactrian Camels… Click here!

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