People Are Just Now Learning How Camels Drink Water And It’s Made The Internet Go Crazy

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There are certain things that keep my brain spinning when I am trying to sleep at night.

How can I get my kids to clean their rooms, where is my birth certificate, how far east can you go before you’re heading west, what do you call a group of hippos, why is June leaving in The Handmaid’s Tale, since bread is square why is sandwich meat round — things like that.

But, there is one thing that my brain no longer has to process and ponder while the rest of my body goes to sleep.

How Does A Camel Drink Water

I’ve never actually thought about it until now, but wouldn’t you think they lap up water like a dog?

The answer is NO!

Camels are known for being able to go long periods of time before they need to take a drink of water.

You may have heard the legend that camels store water in their humps. That’s completely not true at all.

They can, however, drink up to 30 gallons of water in one sitting. WOW!!

But when it comes to actually drinking the water, camels slurp it up in the weirdest way.

There is a video on TikTok that has gone viral, because people simply can’t believe how camels get that water into their mouths.

They actually stick their lips (do camels even have lips?) just under the water, and suck that water right up into their mouths — just like they’re sucking it up through a straw.


It’s kind of cool, because their noses remain above the water, thus allowing them to breathe while drinking!


Not only is it kinda cute, it’s totally funny and LOUD! I can’t believe how much noise these slurping camels make.

There are actually TWO TikTok videos that you can check out to show you how camels drink.

The FIRST video shows a pair of camels drinking out of a trough.


The SECOND video shows a camel drinking from a faucet.


Now, go share this cool news with someone else. You will blow their mind!

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