Bactrian Camel

Bactrian Camel

BACTRIAN CAMEL

Camelus bactrianus

  • Native to: This species is native to Central and Eastern Asia
  • Diet:The Bactrian Camel is a herbivore which means it eats plants.
  • Lifespan: Up to 50 years!
  • IUCN Status: Their wild ancestors, Camelus ferus, are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Fun Facts: The Bactrian Camel has two humps on its back and these store energy rich fat and can grow up to 2.1m to the top of the humps (when they are upright). The stored fat is then converted into nourishment when little or no food is available. They have bushy eyebrows and long eye lashes that help protect their eyes from the sand and they also have the ability to close their nostrils temporarily to stop breathing in the sand if it blows!

 

 

 

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August 7, 2018

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