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Bactrian camel

n.
A two-humped camel (Camelus bactrianus), widely used as a beast of burden in desert regions of central and southwest Asia.

Bactrian camel

n
(Animals) a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia. Compare Arabian camel

Bac′trian cam′el


n.
an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back. Compare dromedary.
[1600–10]
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Noun1.Bactrian camel - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central AsiaBactrian camel - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central Asia
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
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Bactrian camel

[ˈbæktrɪənˈkæml] ncammello (asiatico)
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They keep both dromedary camels - which have one hump and come from North Africa and the Middle East - and rarer Bactrian camels, which have two humps and come from Central Asia.
Thus, the negative test results indicate that MERS-CoV is not circulating among Bactrian camels in southern Mongolia.
For example, right now we have wild Bactrian camels that are on the verge of extinction," he said.
The roads get icy and the landscape varies between stark brown and white even as a herd of Bactrian camels grazes on the sparse brown grass.
Bactrian camels have two humps on their back where they store fat that sustains them over long journeys.
Seeklus' Bactrian camels will live to be 40 or 50 years old, and can reach 7.
This time he worked with an international team for two months and trekked a total of 1,136 miles in adverse conditions with 12 Bactrian camels and a Mongolian/Kazakh support crew.
Washington, Apr 19 ( ANI ): Recent research on the domestication of donkeys, camelids (which includes dromedaries, Bactrian camels, llamas and alpacas) pigs, cattle, sheep and goats suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought.
Most people come to Nubra Valley only to go as far as Hunder, 70 km from K-Pass, where Bactrian camels rove the sands, and tourists head for luxury camps to sit on cane sofas and quaff beer while listening to Hindi music on the radio.
BACTRIAN camels Jimandi and Charles can ease those irritating itchy patches thanks to a novel new scratch post.
Bactrian camels have two humps and the Arabian camel, which is also called a dromedary, can easily be distinguished because it has one hump.
In Mongolia, it features Hustain Nuruu National Park, home to Przewalski's horse, the world's last remaining species of wild equine; exploring the habitat for Bactrian camels, Agali mountain sheep, goitered gazelle and Saker Falcons; the dunes known as the "Singing Sands," which emit a remarkable low-pitched groan when the surface is disturbed by the wind; a visit with a camel-herding family to take in the scenery on the back of a Bactrian camel; the Flaming Cliffs, rich with fossils and site of the 1923 discovery of the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen; and the Gobi Desert at the Three Camel Lodge, named one of the "Top 50 Ecolodges" by National Geographic Adventure.