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How Do Camels Store Water?

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You might think you know the answer to this already—camels store water in their humps, right? Wrong. Though the camel's fatty hump is an invaluable resource in times of scarcity, the energy it provides takes the place of food, not water. Instead, the camel's respiratory system plays a key role in water conservation, as does its unique red blood cells. Find out more in the video below.

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Where Do Camels Store Water?

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 4, 2017