“Whatcha gon' do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?” The Dromedary’s gonna use it to survive.
“Whatcha gon' do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?” The Dromedary’s gonna use it to survive. See, it may only have one hump compared to the Bactrian camel’s two, but the dromedary employs it to great effect.
Within this hump, the dromedary stores up to 80 pounds of fat, which it can use as a source of water and energy when sustenance is sparse. That means the dromedary can survive a water loss of 30% of its body mass. Impressive, since for most mammals, a loss of 15% is fatal.
Sadly, even its water-storing abilities didn’t save it from extinction in the wild. Humans hunted them out of existence, meaning the modern-day dromedary is a completely domesticated species.