Bactrian Camel

FUN FACTS

Bactrian Camel

  • Bactrian camels have only one natural predator – the grey wolf.

  • It is believed that only between six hundred and a thousand remain in the wild.

  • They are the only land mammals capable of drinking salt water without any ill effects.

  • They can drink up to fifty-seven litres of water in one go.

  • It’s a myth that camels store water in their humps.

  • They have sealable nostrils, to stop the sand getting up their nose.

  • You can tell the difference between Bactrian and Dromedary camels because their humps spell ‘B’ and ‘D’ if you turned the camel upright.