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
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Bactrian camel

[′bak·trē·ən ′kam·əl]
(vertebrate zoology)
Camelus bactrianus. The two-humped camel.
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There are an estimated 900 wild Bactrian camels that survive in the world today.
It is estimated that no more than 660 wild Bactrian camels, Camelus bactrianus ferus (Figure 1), and possibly as few as 500 survive in China.
The fact that the dromedary fetus commences development with two humps but is born with only one points to a long term development from the Bactrian and makes saving the gene pool of these remnant wild Bactrian camels exceptionally important (Zhirinov and Ilyinsky 1986; Bannikov 1976).
Environment Program declared that the wild Bactrian camels were a newly discovered species.
In 1997, Reading and his colleagues flew over the 55,000-square-kilometer Great Gobi Strict Protected Area in Mongolia and estimated that at least 900 wild Bactrian camels live there alone.
"Wild bactrian camels have been heavily hunted for their meat and hide over the centuries and continue to be persecuted."