One day, a young camel decided to ask his father some questions about growing up.

"Daddy, why is it that we have humps on our backs?"

"Well, son, we have humps on our backs that contain fat to sustain us through many days when we are out in the desert."

"Oh, thanks, Dad!" said the youngster. Then he asked, "Daddy, why is it that we have long eye lashes over our eyes?"

"Well, son," said the father, "in the desert, there are many sand storms that whip up a lot of sand, which can get into our eyes. The long eyelashes protect our eyes from being blinded."

"Oh, thanks, Dad!" said the youngster. "Dad, why is it that we have great big padded feet?"

"Well, son, in the desert, the sand is very soft, and we need big feet to be able to walk on the sand without our feet sinking into the soft sand."

"Well, thanks, Dad, but what the heck are we doing in the Zoo?"