Bactrian Camel
Bactrian Camel
Range Gobi Desert and Taklamakan Desert
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Camelidae
Genus Camelus
Species Camelus bactrianus
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

The Bactrian Camel is a large mammal, living in the Deserts of Gobi and Taklamakan. The Bactrian camel, with two humps, is found living in the cold, remote deserts of northern China and Mongolia. It is taller and leaner than the domesticated Bactrian camel and has smaller humps. The wild camel is endangered due to competition for water with domestic herds, and there are now fewer than 2,000 individuals.


The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back.


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