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Bactrian camel

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Definition of Bactrian camel in English:

noun

The two-humped camel, which has been domesticated but is still found wild in central Asia.
Example sentences
  • The wild Bactrian camel, a two-humped ancestor of domesticated camels, is now critically endangered in its native habitat in the harsh deserts of Northwest China and Mongolia.
  • Like many other wild ungulates, Bactrian camels live in social groups dominated by a single male, but I had no idea that a bull could control such a large harem.
  • Though it is likely the ancestor of domesticated camels, he notes that studies suggest a significant DNA difference between wild and domesticated Bactrian camels.

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