wondered by Joana Galhardo Tags

What the hell? Not water?

Nop! Not water! It's fat.
It's the fatty tissue in the humps of camels that it's used as an energy reserve, as it minimizes heat-trapping insulation throughout the rest of their bodies. When this tissue is metabolized, it acts as a source of energy.

The water is stored in their bodies, predominantly in their bloodstream, which makes them very good at avoiding dehydration. Camels can go seven days without drinking, but when they do drink, they really go for it! Up to 225 liters (50gallons) a time! Enough to easily keep a family of four satisfied on the driest of summer afternoons.

Bitch, I'm fabulous!
Wonder about that!