After a long cold winter most people are ready for the warmth of the spring and the summer. Once the summer is here it can get old fast being out in the hot summer sun. The summer months can be too much for people to be in all day. That is why most of the activities that are planned in the hottest part of the summer are indoors. There are some things that take place outside but they usually have to do with shade or water to keep cool. The same cannot be said for some animals. There are a list of animals that love the heat and thrive in it. Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings spotlights some of the animals that love heat the most.
Dromedary, Bactrian, Cama & Hybrid Camels
When it comes to animals that love the heat or at least are very prepared for it the camel is at the top of the list. When you learn about camels as a child you might think that their large humps contain water so that they can survive the hot desert. The hump is full of storage but it is actually fat that they can use when they need it and when food is scarce as is true in the desert. They also are able to take in around 20 gallons of water at a time and that means that they can go longer before needing it again. They are a great addition to any caravan that has to travel through a hot and arid place. The camel is also found in zoos and other areas to learn more about them and their habitat.
You might not think this type of animal likes the hot temperatures because of where it will spend a lot of their time. They actually spend about 90% of their life in a burrow that is dug out of the ground. This is to regulate their temperature. When it is nice a hot out the desert tortoise will emerge from the burrow and search out food as well as a partner to reproduce with. They are a beautiful specimen that many people love to look at. They are also make a beautiful carving to keep at your house as well.
Masai, Somali & Arabian Ostrich
The ostrich is a large flightless bird that has to be able to adapt to the area they live. This is often the hot nation of Africa where they have hot long days. The ostrich is able to use their large wings full of feathers that work like a giant shade tree. Their bare skin is susceptible to the sun and they are necessary to protect them. They are great at being able to control their body temperature which allows them the ability to be in the hot temperatures without over heating.
These interesting animals are a fun loving and family orientated animal. They live in large groups and they love to sit out in the sun and sunbath. They only have a thin layer of fur and they have black skin on their belly which allows them to soak up the sun if they need to. they can then switch over to their belly to cool down with ease.