Bactrian Camel

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Scientific Name
Camelus bactrianus


40 years

7 ft at the hump

Average Weight
1800 lbs

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We Are:Critically Endangered
About 900 Bactrian camels remain in the wild and their numbers are decreasing.

Did you know?

  • Bactrian camels are the only species of cemal that remains in the wild. The few wild camels left live in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China.
  • Bactrian camels have two humps, and fat is stored in the humps to provide them with nourishment during times when food is scarce.
  • amels can drink 25 gallons of water at a time, however they can go for long periods of time without drinking at all. They also get some moisture from the food they eat.
  • They can tolerate temperature extremes. The rocky deserts they live in can reach temperatures as low as –20°F in the winter. They grow thick shaggy coats in during cold seasons, and then shed it when it becomes warm again.

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