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Bactrian Camel

Zoo Location: Savannah
Bactrian Camel
Habitat

Steppe grassland and desert in Central and East Asia.

Wild Diet

A wide variety of plants, thorns, dry vegetation and salt bushes.

Behaviour

During the hottest parts of the day, the camel rests facing the sun with the legs tucked in to reduce the amount of body surface exposed.

Breeding

A single youngster is born after a gestation of 390-410 days (13 months).

Threats

Hunting and habitat loss.

Conservation

The Bactrian camel is protected by law in China and Mongolia. Also, there is active protection and a breeding programme in the Great Gobi National Park.

 

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Camelus bactrianus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Camelidae
  • Conservation status: Critically Endangered
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