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The Camel is one of nature’s creations that is quite ugly with a lump on its back which is just an ugly, meaningless lump for most of us. However, how many of us know that the camel was considered to be the ship of the desert and is still the preferred mode of transport? Let’s try to know something more about this rather clumsy four legged freak.
A camel is an even-toed ungulate, meaning that its weight is borne by the third and fourth toes, unlike a horse which is odd-toed. One distinctive feature of a camel is the huge lump on its back which is called a hump. The hump contains nothing but fatty deposits that act as reserves to draw upon in times of need.