SCIENTIFIC NAME: Camelus bactrianus
HABITAT: Gobi desert, Asia
CONSERVATION STATUS: Critically Endangered
FUN FACT: Known for its ability to go long periods without drinking, the camel does not store water in its hump or stomach. The humps are actually masses of fat that nourish the animal when food is scarce. The camel uses water with efficiency as most desert animals do. It can drink up to 25 gallons at once, and suffer huge losses of water without ill effect.
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