Guess.What.Day.It.Is?


Notes:

  • Photo: NatGeo – Bactrian camels have two humps on their backs where they store fat. Arabian camels, called dromedaries have only one hump, but both these types of camels use their stored fat as energy and water when they are far away from food and a freshwater source. Bactrians’ nostrils close to block sand, and their bushy eyebrows and two rows of long eyelashes protect their eyes from blowing sand and ice. Baby camels are born with their eyes open and can run when only a few hours old. Camels move both legs on one side of the body forward at the same time, like giraffes and race horses. This is called pacing. The only truly wild camels that still exist are Bactrian camels. These herds survive in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China, but number less than 400. They are critically endangered in the wild.
  • Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

Comments

  1. talk about adapting to life

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  2. I was unaware they are so few in the wild….

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  3. Double the lumps today…

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  4. just before Christmas, missing one for the three wise men, or persons to be not genre specific..:) Happy holidays!

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I see YOU again … I was missing you!! Great information … see post for more!
    ‘Bactrian camels have two humps on their backs where they store fat. The only truly wild camels that still exist are Bactrian camels. These herds survive in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China, but number less than 400. They are critically endangered in the wild.’ … they need to be protected!!

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  6. I knew about the difference between dromedars and camels but not about why they have such soulful eyes…. This is wonderful to know but is equalled with the sadness of knowing that there are so very few ‘left over’….. All the animals (and landscapes) as we know them will be unknown to our children and grandchildren. So sad!

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  7. Great info, thanks, but I hate hearing that they too, like so many other species, are nearing extinction. What the he’ll are we doing to our planet?

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  8. They are beautiful! By the way, I saw that Geico is advertising to “vote for your favorite Geico commercial”. Mike has my vote, hands down!

    Here is the link to the ad: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/IwkT/geico-best-of-geico-voting-online

    I don’t know if the voting is open yet.

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  9. If you contact me at weggieboy@gmail,com, I have a humpo day photo you might find useful.

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  10. Alan Malizia says:

    That’s more than I ever cared to know about camels. I’d be a two hump man. Keep me from falling out of the saddle.
    -Alan

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  11. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Beautiful creatures…also amusing in their “originality”. I also voted just now…

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  12. I remember that commercial! Won’t let me vote, though 🤨
    That said, what a beautiful species with their shaggy neck/chest. Let’s hope their numbers can be upped…

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