Bactrian Camel

Joan Agie
Jan 24, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Mar 26, 2021
Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.8 Min

Kids will love this free printable Bactrian camel coloring pages resource. Famous for their two humps located in the back, the scientific name of the Bactrian camel is Camelus bactrianus. The Bactrian camel is considered to be the only wild breed of camel in the world and is found in the Gobi desert. The Bactrian camels store food in their humps in order to survive in conditions when food and water are not available. A group of camels is known as a flock or a caravan. Despite being omnivorous, the Bactrian camels spend a majority of their time eating a variety of plants. These helpful sheets can also be used to learn more about the Bactrian camel offering the kids a chance to get familiar with its appearance while you tell them the facts! Did you know? Aristotle was the first person to name the two-humped camels as Bactrian camels and differentiated them from the single-humped ones.

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