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May 23, 2018

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.

1. PADS:

Camels have pads on their feet and chest to help them walk on the hot sand.

2. Eyelashes:

The camels long, think double eyelashes protect them from getting sand in their eyes.

3. Humps:

The hump has fat in it which can be used as food.

4. Thick Lips:

Camels have thick lips to eat twigs, Bones thorns, this lets them eat cactus which has water in.

5. Nostrils:

A camels nostrils can close so it doesn't get sand up its nose. Camel's ears are covered with hair, even on the inside. The hair helps keep put sand or dust that might. 

6. Tolerate body temperatures 

The ability to tolerate body temperatures up to 42°C.