today i learned – sat 8th july 2017

due to a family partay that got somewhat out of hand, this post is late i’m afraid πŸ™ƒ … meh, family is the one πŸ™ŒπŸ» gotta enjoy those family times.

anyhew, the fact that we’re going for today is another animal fact! they’re literally the best 😬

#tdil that giraffes can go without water for longer than camels 🐫 

this is actually a pretty surprising fact when you think about it; camels are specially designed to store water in places where there is none … giraffes have no way to store water?! how on earth can an animal made to be filled with watery goodness be beat by some lanky tree eater.
well, it all comes down to the fact that giraffes have a lot of water in their diet of plants. you see, their main food source (acacia) has much moisture within it. giraffes eat a lot of food … this makes up for any time spent not drinking or storing water.

camels, on the other hand, have bumps filled with fatty tissue (not water!) on their back. apparently, one gram of water is equivalent to one gram of fat, once metabolised of course! having all of the fat stored in their hump helps them to stay cool.

when we look at the league table, giraffes can go without water for three weeks whilst camels can go without for just five days!

how mental is that? i mean, it does feel like a bit of a technicality when you consider that you’re comparing an animal that stores water due to a lack of water in the desert and another that has plenty of water through its diet πŸ€”. regardless, i think it still counts!

right, super quick one today due to lateness 😭 hope you enjoyed!

byeeeeee πŸ€™πŸ» #tdil

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(standard free to use google image today πŸ™ˆ just a pair of giraffes making an x with their necks πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ license ->here<-)

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