Bactrian Camel

Bactrian Camel


Camelus bactrianus

The Bactrian Camel has two humps on its back and these store energy rich fat.  The stored fat is then converted into nourishment when little or no food is available.  This species is native to Central and Eastern Asia, and can grow up to 2.1m to the top of the humps (when they are upright).

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!

The Bactrian Camel is a herbivore which means it eats plants.

LIFESPAN – Up to 50 years

Their wild ancestors, Camelus ferus, are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


Posted on

August 7, 2018