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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Blair Drummond
By Stirling FK9 4UR
United Kingdom

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Bactrian Camel

Scientific name: Camelus bactrianus

Bactrian camels will eat any type of plant matter they find in their arid habitat, however if food resources are low they may eat the bones, skin and flesh of other animals. A camel's humps conatin fat which can be converted into energy. Each hump can hold 36 kg of fat. Their humps can become smaller and saggy during times when food is scarce, this especially happens during breeding season.

Male camels become very aggressive during the breeding season as they fight for females. Gestation lasts 13-15 months, after which a female normally gives birth to a single calf. Calves are normally born in March-April, and are able to stand and walk within hours of birth. They are weaned at 1.5 years and are fully grown at 5 years.

While the Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) has been domesticated, it's wild counterpart (Camelus bactrianus ferus) is classsed as Critically Endangered and numbers fewer than 1,000 animals.

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Bactrian camels have 2 humps, like the letter "B" and Dromedary camels have 1 hump, like the letter "D"
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We currently have 5 Bactrian camels, big George (in 1st Drive-Through section), Stavros, Mitzi, Meldrum and Alba (in 3rd Drive-Through section)
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