Camels do not directly store water in their humps as was once commonly
believed. The humps are actually reservoirs of fatty tissue: concentrating body fat
Oct 29, 2009 ... Until recently, many scientists believed that camels could store water in one of
their three stomachs.
No -- a camel's hump is a giant mound of fat, actually. In a healthy, well-fed camel
, the hump can weigh as much as 80 pounds (35 kilograms)! Human beings ...
A camel's hump does not hold water at all - it actually stores fat. The camel uses it
as nourishment when food is scarce. If a camel uses the fat inside the hump, ...
Camels, which can haul 375 to 600 pounds (170 to 270 kilograms), remain a
primary form of rural transportation. Camel humps don't hold water but store up to
Jul 8, 2010 ... So where do the Camels store extra water? It turns out, mostly in their blood and
other places there are already fluids in their body. There really ...
Aug 19, 2013 ... Where IS water stored in camels if not in the humps? Find out on this weeks
episode of BioBlast!
Yet, this could still suggest that the hump acts as a water store. If a gram of fat is
broken down during metabolism, it produces more than a gram of water.
Oct 28, 2013 ... The camel's hump is a giant deposit of fat that lets the camel survive up to 2
weeks without food. Learn more about camels in this episode of ...
Sep 18, 2013 ... Camels do not store water in their humps. Instead, camels use the humps to store
energy-rich fat deposits. Many animals, including humans, ...