Desert Animals Camel Information
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Desert animals camel information. Desert animals have less fat than their non-desert counterparts as fat would act as insulation so retaining heat. Dromedary camels have remarkable adaptations for their desert lifestyle. Iii Fat is stored in humps.
The camel is a big and useful animal. Some of these unique adaptations include an artery that branches into a series of blood vessels found at the posterior region of the brain rete mirabile or carotid rete which come into contact with a network of small venules transporting blood back from the nasal passages. Some arctic deserts are so cold that snowfall hasnt melted in thousands of years and one of the most famous of all desert animals the Bactrian camel the one with 2 humps is native to the mountains of the Gobi desert where snow is fairly common.
Most dromedary camels live in Africas immense Sahara desert where they withstand prolonged temperatures of over 120 degrees during the day and overnight temps that may plummet to below freezing. Thats why they are so furry. Their eyes are protected from blowing sand and dust by a double row of eyelashes.
Additionally at the onset of a sandstorm these camels have the ability to close their nostrils to prevent sand from entering Phoenix Zoo 1995. The name camel comes from the Greek kámēlos from the Hebrew gamal or Arabic Jamal. What fat they do have is localized such as in the camels hump or the bisons neck.
I A camel with a single hump is called dromedary. Reptiles such as the thorny devil Gila monster and sidewinder rattlesnake. The Camel is another desert animalIt was first tamed by people was kept as a domestic animal at homes thousands of years ago.
Mammals such as the fennec fox meerkat dromedary and Bactrian camel. Iv If the camels do not have anything to eat for several days their humps shrink as the fat is used up. Ship of the desert.
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