Animal Database
Animal Database
Wild Bactrian Camel
Wild Bactrian camel on road east of Yarkand.jpg
Range Gobi Desert and Taklamakan Desert
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Camelidae
Genus Camelus
Species Camelus ferus
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

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


The Wild Bactrian camel has two humps on its back.


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