It’s amazing how animals can live quite successfully in all types of climates. Some live in freezing temperatures that humans can’t even imagine surviving in, while others simply flourish in the heat. Temperatures that soar into the triple digits will generally send people indoors to their air-conditioned homes, yet these animals have nothing more than their bodies to survive in the heat, and that’s all they need. Check out these nine animals that thrive in some of the hottest conditions.
The camel is physiologically designed to survive in the desert where food and water is scarce. Its hump stores fat (not water), which the camel draws from for nourishment when in need. Camels can also drink over 20 gallons of water when it’s available, allowing it to go as long as seven days before hydrating again. Its organs, as well as its oval-shaped red-blood cells, help this animal retain water.
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