Hunt, Alice
December 2008
Guideposts;Dec2008, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p54
The article presents information on camels. The humps of camels store fat, not water, and droop as the fat is burned for energy. Dromedary camels have one and Bactrians have two humps. Camels carried merchants, goods and spices along the Silk Road from Europe to Persia to China for more than a millennium. Wild Bactrian camels are endangered animals and fewer than 1,000 roam the Gobi Desert today.


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