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Bactrian Camel (Camelus ferus)

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  • Started 6 years ago by Filecraft
  • Latest reply from jorjastandish
  1. Filecraft

    It's rather sad. Thinking the whole situation over, I often ask myself a question: Why are bactrian camels endangered? I can't find an exact answer. Perhaps, like many other species- habitat loss, overhunting, competition with domestic livestock etc. There is a lot of meat on a camel, and considering they were probably once one of the only sources of meat in the area (Mongolia is not renowned for its large herds of game) they would've been of great commercial importance. Unfortunately, camel populations could not reproduce fast enough to make up for these losses, and their numbers drastically fell. That's food for thought...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. jorjastandish

    TSK.TSK. This is really sad.:(

    Posted 6 years ago #

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