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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.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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