THERE are two kinds of camels. One has two humps on its back; the other has only one. The home of the camel is in Africa and Asia.
It can carry such heavy burdens over the sandy country, that it has been called the "ship of the desert."
The feet of the camel are large and wide. On the bottom of each are pads or cushions, which help the camel to tread firmly upon the soft sand. These cushions are covered with a hard skin, which is not hurt by the almost burning sand of the desert.
The camel's eyes are shielded from the glare of the sun by overhanging brows and long eyelashes. In a sandstorm, the camel can close its nostrils to keep out the sand.
This animal is a cud-chewer. All the animals belonging to this family have four stomachs. The camel uses one of these to hold water.