|Attribute||Bactrian Camel||Dromedary Camel|
|Weight||450-500 kg (992-1102 lb)||400-600 kg (882-1323 lb)|
|Head-body Length||320-350 cm (10.5-11.5 ft)||220-340 cm (7.2-11.2 ft)|
|Shoulder Height||160-180 cm (5.2-5.9 ft)||180-200 cm (5.9-6.6 ft)|
|Tail Length||51-65 cm (1.7-2.1 ft)||45-55 cm (1.5-1.8 ft)|
Data source: Franklin (2011)
Wild Bactrian camel
Domestic Bactrian camel
Adaptations for extremely dry environment
Adaptations for tolerating extreme heat
Adaptations for blowing sand
Because fat is concentrated in the hump, and not spread over the rest of the body), it helps a camel stay cooler.
When the fat in a camel's hump is metabolized, it becomes a sourch of energy.
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Wild Camel Protection Foundation