|Binomial||Camelus bactrianus||Wikipedia||Bactrian Camel|
The Zoo has four Bactrian Camels in the northwest part of the zoo.
- Buckeye, M, (1994)
- Kamala, F, (1997)
- Padme, F, (2002)
- Boshay, F, (2003)
The Denver Zoo has a research team in Mongolia studying the wild Bactrian Camels. The Zoo camels help the research in various ways including testing out tracking equipment.
The Zoo has a very helpful mnemonic for remembering which camel type is which- if you turn the B in Bactrian and D in Dromedary on their sides you get a visualization of the number of humps.
They formerly had another camel, Betty (1990-2012?).