My dear children, today I want to tell you something about camel. Camel is basically a desert animal. Deserts are the driest places on the earth where the days are extremely hot and nights are freezing. Desert is a place with no water and is one of the harshest habitats on earth.
Camels have adapted well to the desert environment. They can live without water for several months. There is a pouch in their stomach to store water. When they are very thirsty they use this water.
The thick furry skin of a camel protects it from the burning rays of the sun. There are humps on the back of the camels. These humps store fat for the times when there is shortage of food. It can keep its nostrils closed to keep out sand. The camel's wide feet stops it from sinking in the soft sand. It runs so fast on the sandy land of desert that's why it is also called the ship of the desert.