why does a camel called the ship of the desert

Camel is called the "Ship of Desert" because it is the only mean of transportation found in deserts which helps human being go from one place to another easily in the desert. It has humps which help it to survive long dry periods without water. Its feet are thick which help it to move on the hot sand easily. Beacuse of its many adaptations,camel is called the "Ship of Desert".


There are several species of camels, such as Arabian camel and Bactrian camel, whuch vary slightly in physical appearance, but share a suite of characteristics amd physical features, such as double rows of eyelashes, which protect them from the direct sunlight, to help them survive in dry and arid conditions.
Camels are native to several deserts in the world, primarily the Sahara Desert in Africa and several deserts in the Middle East.


Camels live year-round in desert habitats characterized by long and dry seasons and shorter rainy seasons. To live in their native deserts, camels rely on their physical assets to help cope with extreme physical conditions.


Camels have large, flat feet that are covered by thick, protective pads. These pads, which form the bottom of their feet, are tough and leathery, and help prevent camelsв feet from being burned by desert sands as they walk, and keep them from sinking into the sand, which in turn saves valuable energy. They have natural eye protection in the form of a double row of eyelashes and three eyelids, which help keep sand and dust out of their eyes and shield them from the sun's rays.


Camels can go as much as a week (in hot weather), and sometimes months (in colder temperatures) without water, and it was once even erroneously thought that they could store water in their humps.

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