A desert dweller, the Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) can survive without drinking water for up to 10 months. When it does have the opportunity to drink, it can take in 30 gallons at a time. Other desert adaptations include long eyelashes and closeable nostrils to protect against blowing sand.
Height: Up to 7.5 ft
Weight: Up to 1,450 lbs
Lifespan: Up to 40 years
Habitat: Desert and grassland
Diet: Grasses, leaves, and shrubs
Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically endangered)
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