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Amazing facts about Camel drinking water!

Camels drink 30 to 40 gallons at a time that equals to 100 to 150 litters that would kill most other animals.
Camels can survive without a sip of water for ten months, as long as they can get sufficient moisture from green vegetation and dew. Camels can lose up to 40% of their body weight with no much effect.
Water is not stored in their humps which are fat reservoirs.
Camels store water in several flasks or sac-shaped bags which line the wall of their stomachs. These sacs can hold approximately 1 ½ gallon of water.
Just 10 minutes after drinking water, whole water is processed there will be no water at all in the stomach.
Camel is the only mammal that has a nucleus in its oval-shaped red blood cell. This expedites their flow in a dehydrated state. These cells are also more stable to tolerate high osmotic variation without rupturing because of a high intake of water.
camels‘ red blood cells have to divide and form new cells as they have to live without food and water for a long time. Only nucleated cells can divide.
Their sweat evaporates at the skin level (not at the surface of their skin) and cools the body in proportion to the amount of water lost through perspiration. This is because their body temperature ranges from -10 °C (14 °F) at night and up to 41 °C (106 °F) during the day.
It does not excrete much water in its urine that comes out as thick syrup, and feces also dry.