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Bactrian camel Camelus bactrianus

Bactrian camel - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this Bactrian camel

Features

Size:
3 m
Nutrition:
Vrijwel alle soorten droge planten, in een periode van overvloed word in de bult een voorraad vet aangelegd
Weight:
450 - 750 kg
Age:
50 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
13 maand/mois/month
Status:
ernstig bedreigd
Environment:
Wilde kamelen alleen nog in de Gobiwoestijn (Mongolië en China) en huiskamelen in de woestijnen van centraal Azië
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Centraal Azië

Animals in our sanctuary

Joep
Date of birth
05-03-2011
Date of arrival
16-04-2012
Joep

Joep was brought in by the Overloon animal park from the Netherlands. The animal was brought there as a stallion. What they didn't know, was that Joep was brought up by hand because his mother had rejected him. A camel raised like that can certainly not serve as a breeding stallion that is immediately rejected from the group. Joep had a hard time with the wild females.


Nelis
Date of birth
15-03-2011
Date of arrival
01-11-2011
Nelis

Nelis was brought in by Overloon animal park from the Netherlands. The animal was expelled from the group.


Where does he feel most at home?

The Bactrian camel loves dry desert areas in central Asia.

That's his favourite food?

The camel is a herbivore. He eats grass, leaves and grasses from bushes.

Fun fact

The humps of the camel have various functions. The fat serves as an energy reserve in case of shortage. In the mating season he defends his territory fiercely against other males; he smears his back hump by use of its tail with urine and his front hump with perfumes from the glands from his neck. Threatening for males, attractive for females.

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