Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Water Wars: Giraffes Vs. Camels

Camels get all the good publicity for being able to go weeks in the desert without water (and that IS an impressive feat) but did you know giraffes can actually go longer without water?

Giraffes have a diet of plants and fruit that a has naturally high water content, so they don't need to drink water as often. And when they do, they go all out, drinking up to 12 gallons at one time! With all due respect to the camels, we've got to give some props to the giraffes on this one.

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