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Bactrian Camel

Bactrian Camel
Central Asia

Bactrian Camel

About

The Bactrian camel is a large, even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of Central Asia. Of the two species of camels, it is by far the rarer. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel.

Fun Facts
  • Camels’ humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolize when food and water is scarce.
  • Humans have used camels as a means of transport for thousands of years.
  • Camels aren’t picky about what they eat. Their thick lips allow them to eat things that most other animals couldn’t, such as thorny plants.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.