The dromedary camel is well- adapted.. for life in the desert and is a strong animal with high ednurance. Its hump is composed of fat that the camel absorbs for nutrition when food is scarce a camel can subsist without water for several days. It also has thick, broad pads on the soles of its feet, and calluses on its leg joints and chest, upon which it rests in a kneeling position to withstand the heat of the desert sand. A camel can also close its nostrils against flying dust, and its eyes are shielded by very long eyelashes.
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