Camel, Bactrian

Camel, Bactrian

Camelus bactrianus

Vital Statistics


7.5' at the humps


660 - 200 lbs


coarse hay and herbivore diet 


Status: Endangered

While domesticated populations have remained stable, their wild cousins are critically endangered. It is believed that less than 1000 wild bactrian camels exist in their natural habitat.  

Geographic Region

Desert Prairie/Steppes of Central Asia (Mongolia, China) 

At The Zoo

Marco Polo Adventure Trek

Did You Know?

Desert natives, bactrian camels are known for surviving long periods of time without water. When they do find water, they can drink 15 gallons at a time!