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Bactrian Camels

Camelus bactrianus

About the Bactrian Camels

Bactrian camels are distinguishable by their two humps, which help them to survive in harsh desert climates by storing fat. Bactrian camels can grow to 2.3 metres high. With their thick eyelashes, nostrils that can be closed, and wide feet to help them walk on sand, Bactrian camels are able survive in some of the world's most inhospitable environments.

Habitat and Distribution

Bactrian camels are found in desert and dry mountainous regions in Mongolia and northern China.

Family Information

They are usually found in family groups led by a dominant male. Camels have one baby every two years, which are able to walk two hours after being born.

Conservation Status: Endangered

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