Free Web Hosting by Netfirms
Web Hosting by Netfirms | Free Domain Names by Netfirms

H††††† The Game††† Rules††† Endangered Species††† Buy Now†† Fundraising†† Links††† Knowledge Base†††† About Us††† Contact Us†††






Wild Bacterian Camel

Camelus bactrianus (Camelus bactrianus ferus)

Weight: Females about 63.7 kg; males 197 kg

Habitat: Adapted to arid plains and hills where water sources are few and vegetation is sparse.

Age to Maturity: 5 years.

Gestation Period: Average 406 days (domestic camels).

Birth Season: Most births are in March and early April.

Birth Rate: At least two years between births.

Maximum Age: 35-40 years.

Diet: The vegetation consists of a thin cover of shrubs, which serve as the camelís principal food.

Threats: Hunting has continued to have a major impact up to the present. Additional threats include settling of oases by pastoralists, prospecting for and extraction of oil and gold, and hybridization with domestic stock.






























Back to Teacherís Corner