Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the Mini, is said to have described a camel as a horse designed by a committee. But if you ever want to see an animal designed for its surroundings look no further than the camel and it doesn't matter whether you like one hump or two:
Dromedary and Bactrian Camels
The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump we get
From having too little to do.
Resting camels - they are good at this.
This is an environment in which they thrive:
Imagine being behind a caravan this long on a motorway.
On holidays they have their uses, even if some of their load is overweight.
A few words of warning - never attempt to kiss a camel
By Beverly Lussier (cc-by-3.0)
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