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  Bactrian camels at 3000m
by Eish
 
 

Bactrian camels in the snow - this was an eye-opening moment for me. Bactrian camels have 2 humps (whereas Dromedary camels have only 1). These animals are on the critically endangered list in the wild and most of them are domesticated today. (The dromedary is extinct in the wild.) They live in a phenomenal range of ecosystems: I was surprised to find them in the high altitude snow, but they are happy here and just as adapted to the cold as they are to the heat of a desert.

Their humps that have fallen contain fat. They wobble to one side when the camel uses up the fat content inside them.

Address: Lake Song Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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  • Written Oct 28, 2007
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