Meet Our Animals > Bactrian Camel
Quick Facts
Native to desert and steppes in the Gobi dessert of Mongolia and China
Primary Diet Shrubs, grasses, leaves, thorns, saltbush
Adult Weight Males 1100 to 1600 pounds; Females: 650-1200 pounds
Lifespan 35 to 40 years
Status Critical

Bactrian Camel

Bactrian camels can go without water for months at a time, but when water is available, they may drink up to 15 gallons of water at once. Long eyelashes and ears lined with hair provide protection from blowing sand.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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