The main secret behind camels ability to with stand hunger and thirst lies in its hump ad stomach a large amount of deposited fat is stored in the hump if needed this fat can be broken down into water and heat which can be used for camels life activities
A camel weighing 500 pounds has around 100 pounds of fat in its hump. In some deserts not a single drop of water can be found and without reference its really easy to lose your weigh and although wild camels are very tolerant of hunger and thirst and they know how to find water in the desert.
Camels raised in captivity are not as tough or as smart they are always provided with enough food and water by their owners. There is large amount of fat in the camels hump and when they die these deposited fats remain in the hump unable to carry out oxidative exercise and there is no weigh for them to metabolize because of that over time these fats will be transformed into gases such as methane.
After the camels death the water in the stomach is not digested it remains in the stomach while the micro organisms in the stomach stay active they slowly decompose and ferment into carbon-dioxide, nitrogen and other flammables. With long exposure to the hot desert sun, the camels skin will become dry and fragile the micro organisms in the body will rapidly multiply and ferment creating more and more gases in the camels carcass.The corps will inflate into a bluging ballon that is bigger than any live camel as soon as you touch it even lightly the camels carcass will explode immideatly
A lot of people mistakenly think that a camels hump contains drinkable water and when they encounter a dead camel in the desert they will try to cut it open and drink the water from the hump.you should never drink it even if the camel had just died it will be full of bacteria and germs and if u drink it you will most likely contract a disease from it.
Also Read – Did you know? Camels carry water in their humps.