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Bactrian Camel

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Irene Wade

on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of Bactrian Camel

Wild Bactrian Camel
Amazing Facts
Has two humps
Can drink salt water
Can drink up to 30 gallons of water in 15 minutes
Has double rows of eyelashes
Can close its nostrils
Young
1-2 young at a time but 1 is the most common
Stays with mother for 3 to 5 years
Camelus ferus
Food Web
Bactrian Camel
Movement
Swinging stride with front and hind legs moving in unison
Can go at speeds up to 65 mph
Scientific Name
Grass
Saltbush
Shrubs
Wolf
Adaptations
Humps that store fat
Soft foot pad made of connective tissue
Black skin
Habitat
Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China
Arid
Steppe grassland, especially the Gobi Steppe along the river until the snow melts
Valleys
Canyons
Mountainous areas
Temperatures ranging from -30°C to 50°C
Habitat Use
For livestock (long-horned cattle, sheep, goats, horses)
Farming
Reasons for Being Endangered
Sport hunting
Hunting to reduce competition between domestic camels and livestock
Industry, such as mining and gas pipelines
Importance
Should they became extinct, the gene pool would be drastically reduced
What Must Be Done
Support breeding programs
Set up strict laws about hunting and where industry can and cannot take place

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"Wild Bactrian Camel (Camelus Ferus)." Wild Bactrian Camel Videos, Photos and Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.
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Reasons Why It Must Be Saved
Might affect wolf population
Locals would lose a valuable source of meat, milk, and transportation
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