BACTRIAN CAMEL

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Camelus bactrianus

HABITAT:  Gobi desert, Asia

CONSERVATION STATUS: Critically Endangered

FUN FACT:   Known for its ability to go long periods without drinking, the camel does not store water in its hump or stomach. The humps are actually masses of fat that nourish the animal when food is scarce. The camel uses water with efficiency as most desert animals do.  It can drink up to 25 gallons at once, and suffer huge losses of water without ill effect.

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