Camel in the Desert

Gaining back the interest of humans, the Camel has given hint to rescue mechanisms for the problem of food in the desert. The adaptations that may serve solutions are anatomical, physiological etc.

Anatomically, the camel has adapted to having erect ears to hear sounds. It has large eyes to navigate in the desert. A long neck helps him to explore the enemy from a distance.

The hump and tail behave as a storage container, which provides energy and water. The foot of the camel is like a plate, to maintain flat contact with the ground. The camel’s lifestyle also helps it in surviving in the desert.

The camel has fat stored in its hump, allowing sweat to evaporate easily from the rest of the surface of the body. It saves a significant amount of energy by increasing its body temperature during the day. Living in the desert, the camel seems to have adopted several behavioural variations.

It sits down early morning to allow little heat to absorb into his body by conduction. The metabolism rate of the camel increases with the rise in temperature.

The body seems to be built in a way, such that it can live in the desert with minimal problems. It has a large oesophagus with mucus-secreting glands. This makes it easy for them to swallow food without causing any problems.

Keeping in mind this knowledge, the camel can turn out to be a problem solver for all the issues related to survival in the desert.



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