Wild Bactrian Camels of Diskit

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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.

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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.

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With one floppy hump

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Bactrian Camels

The camel’s body is covered with thick brown hair which is shed during the summer months.

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Shedding in Progress

These camels rarely sweat, helping them conserve fluids for longer durations.

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