photograph portrays a confident tourist sitting on
a kneeling camel attended by amused natives.

Desert SUV

When the air around us approaches our body temperature, we perspire. Then evaporation removes heat from our bodies. Camels do it differently. Their body temperatures can rise about eight degrees without causing harm. That eliminates the need to perspire, thus saving precious moisture.

Family Life

photograph portrays an adult camel and an adolescent camel touching noses.

A Kiss

Adolescence is about five years for a camel. Lifespan is about 40 years.

The Nursery

photograph portrays a mother camel with a nursing youngster.

Desert Thirst

Camels are the result of countless centuries of environmental adaptation. Llamas,alpacas, and guanacos are probably related.

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