Life as a Camel
A mother and baby camel are chatting when the baby camel asks, "Mom, why
do I have these huge, three-toed feet?"
The mother replies, "Well, son, when we trek across the desert, your toes will
help you stay on top of the soft sand."
"OK," said the son.
A few minutes later the son asks, "Mom, why do I have these great long
"They are to keep the sand out of your eyes on the trips through the desert."
"Thanks, Mom," replies the son.
After a short while, the son returns and asks, "Mom, why do I have these great
big humps on my back?"
The mother answers, "They are to help us store water for our long treks across
the desert, so we can go without drinking for long periods."
"That's great, Mom. So we have huge feet to stop us sinking, and long eyelashes
to keep the sand from our eyes, and these humps to store water. But, Mom..."
"Why the heck are we in the San Diego Zoo?"