Scientific name: Camelus Bactrianus
Place of Origin: The Steppes of Central Asia
Lifespan (in wild): Up to 50 years
Weight: 1300-2200 lbs.
Body size: 10 to 11.5 feet long, 5.2 to 5.9 feet tall
Top speed: 40 mph
Habitat: Asian Deserts or Grassy Steppes
The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back. Camel humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolize when food and water are scarce. Their thick lips allow them to eat things that most other animals couldn’t, such as thorny plants.
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $3000.
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