[Camelus bactrianus]
  Habitat: Cold mountain and high desert
  Height: 7'+
  Weight:
Up to 2,000 lbs
  Max Lifespan:
40 years
  Gestation Period:
12-14 months
  Number of Young:
1
  Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

 

 

  - Bactrian camels have two humps
  - Camel humps are filled with fat, not water
  - Can run at speeds up to 40 mph
  - Can drink up to 32 gallons of water at a time
  - Have split upper lip for grabbing leaves and bark from trees
  - Bactrian camels were domesticated over 4,500 years ago in Bactria (near present-day Iran)

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