Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hump Trivia

The humps on a camel’s back are not water. They are actually huge heaps of fat and flesh that can weigh as much as 80 pounds in a healthy camel. But the backbone of a camel is straight, not curved. The hump allows a camel to survive an extremely long time (up to two weeks) without food if need be. Because camels typically live in the desert, where food can be scarce for long stretches, this is important.

More info HERE

This reminds me, did any of you besides Charlie watch The Weeping Camel that I told you about? It's an Oscar-winning documentary about a mother camel who rejected her calf and is really good.