Camels are like Desert Ships

Camels are like Desert Ships
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Ever had to ride on a camel? It’s a hell of an experience getting on one. They really don’t like it. Horses don’t seem to mind to much, but Camels look at you with a degree of resentment that is quite shocking. I read a story once about them. Could have been an Aesop fable; that the reason why the Camel has a hump was that it was a right lazy and so at the worlds beginning the creator gave them a hump so that they could do more work and put a good shift in.  They are also well known for carrying very heavy loads so in some ways they are like the Bristol Removals Company www.imoveremovals.co.uk because they both work hard, carry heavy objects and put in a good shift.  If you want to know how to get on a Camel read on.

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They have to bend down on their considerable knees to let you on. If they don’t like you they’ll spit at you with very little compulsion. They really can be quite grumpy. There’s no Black Beauty stories around a friendly camel and there is a reason for that. Many people think that the hump is full of water, its actually a fat deposit which allows the camel to go longer without water. “Does my hump look big in this?” Yes, and it’s a good thing it does too otherwise you’d be dead before you got anywhere across that desert. All joking aside these animals are essential for the continuing survival of the desert people who rely on them for their transport and livelihoods.

One thing that people also ask about Camels is what do you call the ones with one hump and two humps? A Dromedary has a single hump and a Bactrian has two humps. The Bactrian also has a very furry front around it’s neck, though I wouldn’t go fluffing it and calling it a pretty boy/girl unless you fancy a load of spit in your face as they are pretty deadly shots. All Camels are domesticated though you can find some wild two humped Bactrian ones out in Mongolia though they are high on the endangered species list.

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If the humps don’t have water in them how does the Camel survive so well in the desert. It’s almost as if nature had built something to live and withstand the conditions of the desert. The fat deposits help by converting that fat into a gram of water when the camel gets moving. It also means that Camels don’t need to drink as much, or as often as other animals and their kidneys and stomach are incredibly good at processing and absorbing the water they have in their systems. Not only that their mouths and tongue so they can eat the scrubby vegetation that is dominate in the desert and they get more moisture from that too. This makes their poo so dry the desert people can use them straight away for fire kindling. If that weren’t enough the camel’s eyes and eye lashes stop it from being irritated by sand and the odd gait it has stops it sinking in the sand. Amazing.

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