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How to identify a Bactrian or Dromedary Camel: The Bactrian camel (on the left) has 2 humps like the capital letter B turned on its side. The Dromedary camel has 1 hump (on the right) like the capital letter D turned on its side. If you can count the humps, you know the first letter.

Bactrian or dromedary camel? Never be confused again

How do you know which is a Bactrian or a Dromedary camel? Which camel has 1 hump and which camel has two? And how can you remember it?

After sharing my original camel identification sketch a reader shared with me a foolproof way to tell whether you're looking at a Bactrian camel or a Dromedary camel.

  • The Bactrian camel has 2 humps, just like a B on its side
  • The Dromedary camel has one hump just like a D on its side

Never wonder again which is which.

The Bactrian camel is found in central Asia, for instance in the Gobi desert.

The Dromedary camel is generally found in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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