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  • George Storage is important for so many animals, whether it's a safe place for their young snack for later or just a nice ball of dung.

  • So what if I told you there was an animal that could survive for weeks without food or water and the scorching desert all thanks to one ingenious storage solution?

  • That's right.

  • Today we're going to be talking about camels and their amazing humps.

  • Yeah, camels are some of the most durable animals out there, which makes sense because scientists think that their ancestors migrated from North America through the harsh Arctic tundra, eventually making their way to the desert regions where they live.

  • Now there are three types of camels.

  • Drama dairy, which has one hump in the Bactrian and wild camel, which have to, thanks to their stamina, strength, intelligence and speed drama.

  • Dairies and Bactrian is known by some as the ships of the desert have sustained generations of tribes and traders with their meat, milk and mileage.

  • But possibly the toughest species out there doesn't interact with humans much at all.

  • The rare wild camels found in regions of China and Mongolia have not only been known to drink saltwater, but due to their unfortunate proximity to China's Lochner testing site, they've somehow withstood more than 40 nuclear weapons tests.

  • So what makes camels so robust?

  • Well, first of all, they're huge, almost 2 m tall at shoulder hype.

  • And one of the things you might think you know about camels is that their humps or water looking at you?

  • Hydration backpack brand guy.

  • But actually it's fat, and it's, um, pretty fascinating stuff, which we'll talk about in a minute.

  • But what about that water?

  • Well, the hump helps, but a camel's riel hydration secret has to do with its unique blood.

  • Unlike our round disks shaped red blood cells, most of a camel's red blood cells are flexible ovals similar to reptiles.

  • For US, dehydration increases our risk for blood clots, but a camel's blood still flows easily when thickened by dehydration.

  • When that thirsty camel finally gets a drink, though, thes cells could expand almost 2.5 times their original size.

  • That means after losing about half its body weight and moisture, Ah, camel can chug 100 leaders and under 10 minutes rehydrating faster than any other mammal but back to fuel.

  • Let's talk about the junk in that trunk.

  • Almost all of the fat in a camel's body is concentrated in the tongue, which could make up roughly 10% of its body weight, storing about 35 kg at a time.

  • That's about the same weight as a baby camel.

  • Camel fat is a miraculous and highly nutritious substance packed with vitamins and minerals, like an ever present superfood smoothie.

  • Some of its most powerful ingredients include Paul Mitic, Starik Oleic acids, thes fatty acids help a camel store energy in a crazy, efficient way and may protect the myelin coating on their neurons.

  • So these fatty acids could be responsible for some of their cognitive superpowers, like they're awesome spatial and social memory.

  • In fact, they've been said to possess the queue of an eight year old child.

  • For them, this essential nutrient backpack helps them not just survive but thrive during long distance travel in harsh conditions.

  • Withstanding a huge range of temperature is no sweat for a camel, up to 40 degrees of searing heat and down to 40 degrees negative Celsius in cold desert winters and by no sweat.

  • I mean strategic sweat.

  • Camels don't sweat nearly as much as other animals, but when they do, it's in specific patterns and cycles to help them conserve moisture.

  • But their trusty hump helps him with thermal regulation to you and I have fat all over our bodies, meaning we're great at trapping our body heat with insulation.

  • But because a camel's fat is all in one place, it leaves the muscles on the rest of the body basically exposed, helping the animal cool down much more quickly.

  • And when it gets too cold, camels can exchange their summer coat for a thick winter, one for an extra layer of warmth.

  • I could literally go on forever about how awesome camels are.

  • I mean transparent third eyelids, prehensile lips, callous pads on their chest and feet to protect from the hot, searing sand projectile puke spit voice talent worthy of Star Wars.

  • Oh, but for now, I'll leave you with the message from the Wild Camel Protection Foundation.

  • Despite their nuclear resistance for wild camels, the threat of extinction is very riel.

  • One camel is critically endangered, and it's the eighth most endangered large mammal on the planet, so that makes it more endangered than panda or some types of tiger.

  • So it really is on the edge of existence, and it it's a very important animal.

  • It's the last of its kind.

  • The wild camel is truly it's on species of species in its own right, and it's doing really badly.

  • So we're trying now.

  • The Wild Camel Protection Foundation Thio Learn more about the species, and Teoh be able to save it from extinction to learn more about their research.

  • Head over toe wild camels dot com Thanks for watching Tusk details.

  • If there's an animal you want us to feature, let us know in the comments below, check out the rest of the Siri's firm or awesome animal adaptations, and I'll see you next time on seeker.

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Think You Know What’s Inside a Camel’s Hump? THINK AGAIN?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/16
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