Factoid

So you thought camels are unsophisticated animals? But they are nothing less than nature’s miracle. Camels’ mouths, for instance, have a thick leathery lining, allowing them to chew thorny desert plants. Long eyelashes and ear hairs, together with nostrils that can close, form a barrier against sand. If sand gets lodged in their eyes, they can dislodge it using their transparent third eyelid. The most amazing feature that camel has is the way they process water. The camel’s blood remains thin enough to always circulate and remove body heat. A camel can survive even if it loses 40 per cent of its body water and can survive for very long periods without water. When it drinks, it can consume around 100 litres in 10 minutes.

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