Bactrian Camel

Day 19 - This is the same critter that you saw the face of yesterday. Wildlife Safari has two of these camels and you never see one without the other close by his side.

Bactrian camels have two humps and are native to the cold, mountain and high desert climates of Central Asia. Their humps are filled with fat, not water. These fat stores are used by the camel for nourishing the body during times of little water or food. As the fat reserves are burned, the humps lose their rigidity and can actually fall over to the side.

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