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Camel identification: 1 hump dromedary, 2 humps bactrian - Sketchplanations

Camel identification: 1 hump dromedary, 2 humps bactrian

And, let’s face it, most of us are more likely to encounter camels in the Middle East and Africa than trekking around the Gobi Desert. The wild bactrian camel is sadly on the critically endangered list.

And, there is this simpler way to remember the difference that a reader passed on to me: dromedary is one hump like a D on its side, and bactrian is two humps like a B on its side. Simples.

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