It is a common myth that camels store water in their humps, but that is not true! They still store energy but in the form of fat. Camel humps are just a thick layer of fat that contains energy for the camel. On long journeys, the camel can take fat from it’s hump and use that for energy. The camel drinks a lot of water, which it uses to get hydrated. The fat inside of the hump also stores a small amount of water, but in liquid form.