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Bactrian camel

a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia

Bactrian camel

[′bak·trē·ən ′kam·əl]
(vertebrate zoology)
Camelus bactrianus. The two-humped camel.
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Even if Bactrian camels are susceptible to MERSCoV infection, geographic separation may be an alternative explanation for the absence of MERS-CoV among camels in Mongolia.
Bactrian camels can live 50 years, stand 7 feet tall at the hump, and weigh up to 1,800 pounds.
First, the camels are valuable because they are rare; fewer than 500 Bactrian camels live in North America.
Bactrian camels, Genghis and Luca being fed by Beavers Rhys Beasley and Iman Tenghua
Only the wild Bactrian camels in the Chinese Gashun Gobi, usually found in herds of no more than twelve, are completely isolated from domestic Bactrian camels.
The zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals, including Siberian tigers, zebras, bactrian camels, monkeys, sea lions, reptiles, Humboldt penguins and meerkats.
While standard osteological measurements (van den Driesch 1976) for 11 dromedaries and 16 Bactrian camels (Steiger 1990) also show this difference, it is often blurred by age, sexual dimorphism, condition and even possible hybridization (Kohler-Rollefson 1989; Uerpmann 2000).
Fewer than 1000 Bactrian camels are left in the wild.
It was by all accounts a remarkable and moving affair, featuring as it did massed bands, sheep, corgis, jockeys, Dick Francis, Norman Wisdom, Bactrian camels and, of course, plenty of Wombles dressed as guardsmen.
Surveillance among camels was also initiated in response to anecdotal reports of signs of respiratory illness in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianuS).
TWO young Bactrian camels are being put through their paces by senior keeper Lesley Lewis.