Fast Facts: Camels – Part V

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

There are two types of camels: the dromedary (aka the “Arabian camel”) which has one hump on its back and is found in North Africa and the Middle East and the Bactrian which has two humps on its back and is found in Central Asia.

Regardless of the type of camel, when it’s born, it doesn’t have any hump. Its hump(s) starts to form once it begins to eat solid food.

Speaking of baby camels, did you know a baby camel can begin walking in only thirty minutes and begin running within just a few hours?!

Many think a camel’s hump(s) is made up of water, but that’s not true. It’s actually fat which, when needed, will give it nutrition and moisture. By the way, it stores water in its blood.

Another fascinating feature about the camel is its walk. When a camel walks, it moves both legs on one side of its body at the same time, giving it a very unique appearance. 

Our time’s up for today so we’ll talk about more 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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