Camel Talk

mother-and-baby-camelA mother and a baby camel were talking one day when the baby camel asked, “Mom, why do we have these huge three-toed feet?”

The mother replied, “Well my son, when we trek across the desert, our toes will help us stay on top of the soft sand.”

Not two minutes had passed when the young camel asked, “Mom, why do we have these long eyelashes?”

“They are there to keep the sand out of our eyes on the trips through the desert,” the mother said.

As you might guess, it wasn’t long before the young camel had another question for his mother…

“Mom, why have we got these great big humps on our back?”

“They are there to help us store water for our long treks across the desert, so we can go without drinking for long periods of time.”

“So let me get this straight” said the young camel. “We have huge feet to stop us from sinking, long eyelashes to keep the sand out of our eyes, and these humps to store water.”

“Yes dear,” said the mother.

“So why are we in San Diego Zoo?”


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