SHIP OF THE DESERT: CAMEL

               

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.

                                                        -Aunt Mary


10 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. :D....Thanks for visiting and following my blog Adam. I'm following yours too! :)

      Delete
  2. Yes! they are all those things you describe so well!! They are even "simpatico"

    Their only drawback is they are "too" smelly!! :)

    Thank you, Auntie for sharing with us all these wonderful things on the world!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for adding the smelly point dear.
      Thank you for the kind visit and words you are always supportive.

      Delete
  3. Dear Aunt Mary

    We have these smelly ships of the desert in Australia, we like to hold annual camel races.

    When our daughter was younger, we had a holiday in outback Australia, walked past some camels that were used for camel rides and the next thing I know we're all sitting on top of the camels ready for a camel trek.

    I find sitting up so high off the ground very scary, you'll never find me on top of a camel ever again.

    Those humps were the only things that kept us from falling off!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes my dear friend I had read about that race.
      I agree with you ,I also do not prefer the camel ride .
      Thank you so much for reading.

      Delete
  4. Nice to know more about camels, aunt mary.. nice pieces of info. although i haven't seen an actual camel.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Ric for the comment!! I am happy that you liked my post.

      Delete
  5. what a sweet blog. The first I've seen for children! Good for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much ,kindly keep visiting.

      Delete