Nubra Valley : Wild Bactrian Camels
Bactrian camels of Nubra Valley are large even-toed ungulates native to Central Asian steppes. They are a critically endangered sub species with very few of them left in the wild.
Perfectly camouflaged – There are 3 of them in this picture !
The two humps store fat, which can be converted to energy when sustenance is not available. As the fat depletes, the humps become floppy and flabby.
With one floppy hump
The camel’s body is covered with thick brown hair which is shed during the summer months.
Shedding in Progress
These camels rarely sweat, helping them conserve fluids for longer durations.