Bactrian camel


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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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Thus, the negative test results indicate that MERS-CoV is not circulating among Bactrian camels in southern Mongolia.
Bactrian camels can live 50 years, stand 7 feet tall at the hump, and weigh up to 1,800 pounds.
The slow encroachment of human activity has affected the migration routes and habitats of the Bactrian camel, Capra Ibex, Panthera Uncia and other endangered animals.
Petersburg and introduced the wild Bactrian camel to the outside world.
Specimens were collected monthly, as weather permitted, from 50 free-ranging horses and 20 free-ranging Bactrian camels that were safely and carefully restrained with halters, ropes, and by hand, according to a protocol approved by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Breeding, Government of Mongolia.
You can choose which animal you want to adopt from this list: White Rhinoceros, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah, African Lion, African Elephant, African Wild Dog, Humboldt Penguin, Bactrian Camel, Bengal Tiger, Hippopotamus or Bengal Tiger.
The researchers tested a range of domestic animals for viral antibodies, including the two-humped Bactrian camel, but found positive results only in dromedary camels.
Keepers at Marwell Zoo near Winchester, Hampshire, had been searching for a friend to live alongside bactrian camel Wacker.
Camels: The Bactrian camel and dromedary are the last two remaining species of a family of animals that lived across America, Africa and Asia.
The Bactrian Camel had bigger humps than Jordan, the llama looked like Paris Hilton, and was that a snoring polar bear or Barrymore in a slump?
Thank you for the article about the wild Bactrian camel ("Camelid Comeback," SN: 1/11/03, p.
Distinctions between the one-humped dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) and the two-humped Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) are instructive in identifying, at least lato sensu, the geographical origins of these animals: present distributions of southern (Arabian/African) dromedary and northern (Central Asian) Bactrian camel overlap in the broader Caspian region (Caucasus and Kazakhstan; Mezhlumian 1988).