Why Do Camels Have Humps?

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Camels have humps on their backs for storing fat, which they survive by when food and water becomes scarce. A healthy camel that is well fed should have a firm and upright hump, although some may have a bent hump due exhausting desert journeys.
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The hump of a camel, just like we call the horses hoof the hoof of the horse. It's called a bukht.
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Humps are formed by bands of strong tissue that hold fat pads together & hold up to 36
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Camels have humps to live off when food and water are scarce. The hump is made up of fat not water.
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Camels use fat for survival when food and water are scarce. A well fed camel has a sturdy and upright hump, of which after a long desert journey, the same Camel will have a floppy hump due to fat deprivation.
Camels have humps on their backs which help them survive for weeks if they have no food or water. They are filled with flesh and fat and can weigh up to eighty pounds.
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