The camel is an animal with 1 or 2 humps and 4 legs that lives in the desert. The desert is land which is hot and dry, has very little water, and does not have many plants. How can a camel live in an environment with very little water?
In the summer time, a camel does not need to drink water for 2 weeks (2 weeks is the same as 14 days). In the winter time, a camel does not need to drink water for 3 months (3 months is longer than the time between Hallowe'en and Christmas). When a camel is thirsty, it can drink more than 100 litres in one drinking session (100 litres is the same as 100 1-litre milk cartons). A camel can smell water 2 km away (ask your Mom or Dad to show you how far 2 km are). The camel's hump does not store water, but stores fat. The fat is food which the camel's body can change into water. The camel's nostrils can even take out moisture from the camel's breath to save water. Amazing!