How much Water can a Camel drink?
Written by Roneel Narayan on January 13, 2022
Camels can live with little or without a drink for a week or more in very hot weather.
They get water mostly from their food. Of course, food has to be moist and cool.
Camels drink 53 gallons or 200 litres in 3 minutes when required.
How can a camel drink so much water in a few minutes?
All animals have red blood cells. They are formed inside the bone marrow and carry oxygen. Camels have oval-shaped red blood cells. These cells regulate levels of their body PH, temperature and water present. In hot weather, camels get little water. Their blood thickens and they suffer from dehydration. Red blood cells present in their body expand up to 240% of their actual volume. This enables them to drink such a large amount of water within three minutes to recover.