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How do camels protect themselves from sandstorms?

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Jul 19, 2018

Camels have bushy eyebrows to keep sand from blowing in their eyes. In addition to their bushy eyebrows, they also have two to three rows of eyelashes to stop any stray grains from falling into their eyes.

Camels have bushy eyebrows to keep sand from blowing in their eyes. In addition to their bushy
Their nostrils also can be closed off to prevent inhalation of sand, much like their lips. Finally, camels have thick fur that line their ears to prevent sand lodging inside.

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Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover
Danny R. Glover, Editor, New York City

Answered Jul 11, 2018

The desert may not be the best place to live but it seems that camels have adapted to the desert life so well that they can already survive extreme weather conditions such as sandstorms. Camels are actually strong creatures. If they can protect themselves from predators by kicking their legs, there is no reason why they would not be able to feel comfortable even when sandstorms are brewing.

The desert may not be the best place to live but it seems that camels have adapted to the desert
The three lids of the camel are extremely helpful in keeping the sand out. Their thick eyelashes can catch most of the sand and they would still be able to see the road ahead of them clearly. The lips of the camel are also thick which means that sand cannot get through its mouth. Camels are obviously strong creatures that need to be cared for more.

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Jun 21, 2018

Camels are unique animals who possess some distinctive features and are drastically different from other species. From their nose to feet, camels are amazing and perfectly suited creatures for deserts. Be it harsh environment, sandstorm or hot winds, camels can survive in any condition. Sometimes, you might wonder how do they protect themselves in such drastic conditions? Let us figure it out.

Camels are unique animals who possess some distinctive features and are drastically different from
Camels are believed to have some special adaptive features including its hump, feet, long hair, nostrils, and special eyelids, unlike other animals. Camels are gifted with three eyelids and two layers of eyelashes which aide them in sandstorms. The long eyelashes catch most of the sand and dust during sandstorms allowing them a clear vision for treading the sandy dunes. Their nostrils also prevent them from inhaling dust during sandstorms. Besides these things, camels also have strong lips which avoid dust from getting into their mouth. Truly camels are the ships of the desert.

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Katherine

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Camels have a third eyelid which is long and thick and protects their eyes when the sand is blowing. These are thick enough to keep the camel's' eyes safe from sand storms.
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