Camels—One Hump or Two?

on September 5, 2006

Camels are evidence of God's amazing design.


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Two sets of thick, curly eyelashes and bushy eyebrows keep the swirling sand out of the camel’s eyes.


Nostrils, which the camel can open and close, keep out the blowing desert sand.

No Water, No Problem!

Camels drink up to 30 gallons (114 l) of water at one time. This helps them make it across the hot desert.

Camels—One hump or two?

Camels belong to one of two groups—one hump (Dromedary) and two hump (Bactrian). A camel’s hump is where it stores up to 100 pounds (45 kg) of fat. God’s amazing design allows these cool creatures to travel up to 40 miles (64 km) a day!


Camels have padded feet to walk on the hot sand without sinking too deeply or suffering from blisters.

The Camel—One Hump or Two?

Each issue of Answers magazine includes an outstanding Kids Answers section that highlights the wonders of God’s creation with kid-friendly information, images and games. This issue of Kids Answers explores the amazing camel, dispels myths about the Nativity, includes a biblically accurate nativity poster and more!

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