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Explore the 5 Biomes: Desert

Tundra. Aquatic. On to the desert! Some desert biome fast facts:  Deserts have less than 50cm of rain/year. Deserts cover 1/5 of the Earth’s surface. Most desert animals are small because larger animals usually cannot sufficiently store water or hide from the sun! (The camel excepted of course.) – Read more here. The Grand Canyon is mostly

One hump or two?

One hump or two?  There are two types of camels that we identify by their humps. The one with one: Dromedary – “D” shaped, one hump, “Arabian” Camels: “Dromedaries, have only one hump, [which] stores up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of fat, which a camel can break down into water and energy when sustenance

When conditions heat up

When conditions heat up, camels can increase their own body temperature, which prevents sweating and therefore water loss. Camels can tolerate a 40 percent loss in body mass when food and water are scarce, an amazing feat when one considers that a 15 percent loss would kill most other mammals. Their thick fur insulates them