Bactrian Camel

The Bactrian Camel is a two-humped camelid residing in the Central and Eastern Asian Desert and is closely related, but wholly distinct from, the Wild Bactrian Camel, Camelus ferus. With its tolerance for both hot and cold temperatures, adaptation for high altitudes, and endurance for many miles, the Bactrian Camel enabled trade along the Silk Road from 130 B.C. to 1453 A.D. as a versatile pack animal. While mostly domesticated, a small feral population still exists in southwest Kazakhstan and India. Similar to the Dromedary Camel, the Bactrian Camel rarely sweats, can close its nostrils to sand, and has two rows of eyelashes to protect his eyes.

Illustrations of Bactrian Camels in various postures including walking, standing, and lying down

The Bactrian Camel is a two-humped camelid residing in the Central and Eastern Asian Desert and is closely related, but wholly distinct from, the Wild Bactrian Camel, Camelus ferus. With its tolerance for both hot and cold temperatures, adaptation for high altitudes, and endurance for many miles, the Bactrian Camel enabled trade along the Silk Road from 130 B.C. to 1453 A.D. as a versatile pack animal. While mostly domesticated, a small feral population still exists in southwest Kazakhstan and India. Similar to the Dromedary Camel, the Bactrian Camel rarely sweats, can close its nostrils to sand, and has two rows of eyelashes to protect his eyes.

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Height: 
84" (7’) | 2.13 m
Width:
Depth:
Length:
89"-138" (7’5”-11’6”) | 225-350 cm
Withers Height (Shoulder)
62"-71" (5’2”-5’11”) | 157-180 cm
Weight:
990-1100 lb | 450-500 kg

Uses: Pack animal
Scientific Name: Camelus bactrianus

Lifespan
20-40 years; 50 wild

Drawings include:
Bactrian Camel side elevation (standing), side (person), front, walking, lying down

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