Bactrian Camel

Camelus bactrianus

A desert dweller, the Bactrian camel can survive without drinking water for up to 10 months. When it does have the opportunity to drink, it can take in 30 gallons at a time.  Other desert adaptations include long eyelashes and closeable nostrils to protect against blowing sand.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wildlife Canyon
heightHeight: Up to 7.5 ft
weightWeight: Up to 1,450 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 40 years
habitatHabitat: Desert and grassland
dietDiet: Grasses, leaves, and shrubs
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically endangered)