Fast Facts: Camels – Part IV

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope! I’m Carl Kerby and, today, we’re going to continue talking about the camel. 

The camel’s name comes from the Arabic word meaning “beauty”! Hey, if you lived in the desert, you’d think the camel was beautiful as well as necessary to survive!

The camel has very long legs, making its body further from the sand and protecting it from the intense heat that radiates up from the sand.

Its thick coat reflects the sunlight and insulates it from the extreme temperatures.  

Its blood vessels are designed so that, as its body temperature rises, its brain temperature stays lower!

It has feet that are so tough that it can handle the hot sand at temperatures up to 120 to 130 degrees.

It can close its nostrils, keeping sand from blowing in during sandstorms, and it has an opaque third eyelid, allowing it to see where its going and keep the sand out of its eyes. Now, that’s a design that only God could give it!

There’s still more, but we’ll have to talk about it in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then… stay bold!

Karl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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