Bactrian camel


Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)

The pantry of camels

For bad times reserves are necessary - Bactrian camels keep their reserves within their humps. They do not contain water but fat. If they are properly filled they rise up 25-35 cm. Camels can also deal well with water shortage: They can survive 2-3 weeks without water since they rarely sweat und only excrete small amounts of water when urinating. After several days without water they can drink about 100 liters in just a few minutes.


Category: Mammal

Size: head to barrel 300 cm; tail 50 cm

Age: 40 years

Sexually mature: ♀ with 3-4 years; ♂ with 4-5 years

gestation period: 12-14 month

food: herbs, grass, leaves

habitat: steppes and deserts

Danger: the population of the wild form is threatened with extinction

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