Where Does a Camel Store Its Water?


Camels actually don't store water in their bodies. Camel humps, which many people thinks are used for water storage, are actually full of fat and flesh. The camels live off this fat when they are in an area with little food or water, and the hump changes in size when the camel gets a chance to feed, or when it uses up all the fat.
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According to research, there is no evidence that camels can store water for long period of time in any of their body part. They are just very efficient at utilising water and they are also well adapted for dehydration.
Camels do not actually store water in the bodies but have the ability to survive without it for a long period of time. They usually conserve the water by not sweating as the fur on their body preserves the water. They usually store the fat in the body in the hump.
The idea that camels store water in their hump is a totally misplaced belief. The ability of a camel to survive for long periods without water is caused by a chain of physiological adaptations. The red blood cells of a camel have an oval shape, which facilitates their flow in a dehydrated condition. These cells are also very stable and can endure the camel's drinking capacity; about 150 litres in one drink.
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