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Adaptations Of Camels | Ecology & Environment | Biology | FuseSchool

camels are very well adapted to live in

the desert which is hot and dry during

the day but cold at night they have

adapted thick fur on the top of their

body for shade but thin fur everywhere

else to maximize heat loss a large

surface area to volume ratio also helps

to keep them cool because he has more

places to escape from but camels have

adapted to tolerate body temperatures of

up to 42 degrees Celsius it's actually a

myth that camels can store water in

their humps but the can go for a very

long time without drinking water and

they can drink up to 46 liters in one

session they lose very little water

through perspiration because their body

temperature changes throughout the day

so there is no need to perspire they

also leaves very little through

urination because their kidneys

concentrate urine their hump is actually

faster which can be respited to release

water and this allows them to go a long

time without food which is scarce camels

have adapted to have very large flat

feet to spread their weight on the sand

and skin between their toes helps to

stop them sinking they also have two

sets of eyelashes and large slit light

nostrils to keep the sand away from

their face