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  Bactrian Camel - Camelus bactrianus  
       
   
     
  The Bactrian camel which can be found in Eastern Asia has two humps. There are about one and a half million Bactrian camels today, most of these are domesticated.

They measure over 2 metres in heigh and weigh between 700 and 800 kg.

These herbivores basically eat grass, leaves and grain and they can drink up to 125 litres of water at  a time, in the colder aread they have been seen to eat ice os snow in small frequent ammounts.

These animals are adapted to their habitat, they have tough mouthes allowing to eat thorny plants, their feet are wide and padded and their nostrils can open and close. Their ears have a large ammount of protective hairs and their eyebrows have two rows of long eyelashes.

They are also adapted to the drastic changes of temperature that can be found in the desert with a thick fur and undercoat formed basically of wool which insulate them.

Their coat is similar to cashmere wool, they shed their coats which are gathered and separated, each camel can produce up to 8 kilograms of fibre a year.

The Bactrian camel is stronger and more adaptable than the dromedary and can tolerate extreme temperatures better it is smaller and slower than the dromedary as it only goes at about 4 km/h.