INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS: Camel

INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS: Camel

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:00pm

Left to right: Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg, camel expert Geoff Manefield, and veterinary scientist Mark Evans examine the body of a camel.

Credit: Courtesy of Peter Carroll

Brave the baking desert with Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg as they dissect a camel. They uncover the secret of the camel’s hump and investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment. INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS: Camel airs Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).

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