Young visitors meet the Neot Kedumim resident camel.
The camel is uniquely adapted to life in the desert. Its long eyelashes and fluffy ears keep out the sand of desert storms, and its thick skin allows it to lie down right on the burning sand. Its tough mouth and tongue allows it to eat thorny plants other animals won't touch. A camel can lose 120 liters (32 gallons) of water Ñ 30% of the water in its body by weight Ñ and make up the loss in ten minutes of intensive drinking.