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Bactrian Camel

Scientific Name: Camelus bactrianus

Habitat: Native to the Gobi Desert in Asia, but now domesticated around the world

Food: Grasses

Facts: Camels have many adaptations to desert life--closable nostrils; few sweat glands to prevent water loss; double eyelashes to protect their eyes from blowing sand; and broad, flat feet for walking on sand. A fully loaded camel can work for two days without drinking water.

The bactrian camel has two humps; the Arabian camel has one hump.