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Origin:  Eastern Asia Species:  Camelus bactrianus
The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Animals lists wild Bactrian camels as critically endangered. There are only 1400 wild Bactrians left in the world.  Hunting has continued to have a major impact on wild Bactrian to the present day. The Bactrian camel is one of the world’s rarest animals.
The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the dromedary camel which has one.  
Bactrian camels have two coats, the warm inner coat of down and a rough outer coat which is long and hairy.
Bactrian camels shed both their coats in clumps. Up to 15 pounds annually.
They are capable of drinking over 30 gallons of water at one time.
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