Bactrian camel Camelus bactrianus
- 3 m
- Vrijwel alle soorten droge planten, in een periode van overvloed word in de bult een voorraad vet aangelegd
- 450 - 750 kg
- 50 jaar/ans/years
- 13 maand/mois/month
- ernstig bedreigd
- Wilde kamelen alleen nog in de Gobiwoestijn (Mongolië en China) en huiskamelen in de woestijnen van centraal Azië
- Centraal Azië
Animals in our sanctuary
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 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.
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.Adopt this Bactrian camel