· The hump of camel has given it a publicity as Ship of desert due to its ability to survive without water for long.
· Do other animals have similar or better ability?
|Long Necked Animals|
- The taller brother of camel – Giraffe on this ground too is ahead of Camel. A giraffe can go longer than a camel without water meaning it can give better mileage without water. Kangaroo rats also compete them.
- Due to its eating habit of huge quantity of leaves daily it does not need to drink water frequently. But when it drinks, they do it in a big way, guzzling up to 12 gallons (app 45 Liters) at a time.
- Giraffes are vegetarians and chow down 75 pounds (app 34 Kgs) of leaves and fruit per day.
- At nearly 18 feet (5.5 Meters) in height the giraffe is the world's tallest animal. A baby giraffe is about six feet (app 1.8 Meters) tall at birth.
- It weighs upto two tons, yet can run swiftly four times faster than men @ 35 miles per hour (56 KMPH). Man runs at an average speed of 10 miles an hour (16 KMPH)