Let’s settle this once and for all: Do camels have one hump or two? There are 2 “species” or types of camel: the dromedary, which has 1 hump, and the bactrian camel, which has 2 humps. Also, camels can go for days without drinking water, but they don’t keep extra water in their hump, like people used to think. The hump is just a big lump of fat. Camels aren’t friendly — they spit at you if they get annoyed — but if you can climb up on one, you can enjoy a nice bumpy ride.

*Wee ones:* Who has more humps, a dromedary or a bactrian camel?

*Little kids:* A grown-up camel stands 6 feet tall at the shoulder, but its hump is 1 foot higher up than that. How high is the top of its hump? *Bonus:* If 2 dromedaries and 2 bactrian camels go for a walk, how many humps do they have?

*Big kids:* Camels can live for 50 years. How many years from now will you match that? *Bonus:* If you have 20 humps in the room, and there are twice as many bactrian camels (2-humped) as dromedaries, how many of each animal do you have?

Answers:

*Wee ones:* The bactrian camel, since it has 2 instead of 1.

*Little kids:* 7 feet. *Bonus:* 6 humps.

*Big kids:* Different for everyone…subtract your age in years from 50, or maybe you’ve already passed it! *Bonus:* 4 dromedaries and 8 bactrian camels. Each “set” of a dromedary plus 2 bactrian camels has 5 humps, and there are 4 sets of 5 humps in 20.