Why do camels have humps in their backs?



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    Despite the common belief that a camel’s hump stores water, it actually holds an enormous amount of fat.  This fat enables the camel to survive in harsh desert climates without having to constantly stop for food.  If the camel is unable to eat for an extended period of time and its body starts to consume the reserve fat in its hump, the hump will shrink and slump over to one side. When the came eats enough food again, the hump will return to its upright position, and begin to store fat. 

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    The humps are places to store fat. This is the fat they live off of when water and food is scarce. Check out the link for more information. 

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