Happy Humpday, y’all! In light of the unseasonable-ish weather, we’ve updated one of our favorite camelfacts to represent a wider breadth of weather and the camel’s adaptability. One of the kazillion things that makes camels SO cool (future pun intended) is that they are so adept at regulating their body’s temperature through ALL seasons, that in the cool weather they keep their bodies warm and in the hot weather they keep their bodies cool. What this means is that, yes, in the cold weather they can huddle together to create a very localized field of warmth (like we humans do in a tent, or like puppies do when they pile up)… but in hot weather, their body temperatures are running cooler than they ambient air to such a point that they can huddle together to create that same localized field of… cool! COOL!
Whether it’s to stay warm or cool, by huddling together they are reducing the amount of body surface area exposed to the hot or cold environment, and they are also slowing the rate of body heat (or body… “cool”) transfer to the external environment. Camels are too dang cool for school!