The Life of Animals | Bactrian camel| The Bactrian camel is believed to have been domesticated (independently of the dromedary) sometime before 2500 BC, is believed likely in northern Iran, northeastern Afghanistan, or southwestern Turkestan The dromedary camel was, between 4000 BC and 2000 BC BC have been domesticated in Arabia. The wild population of Bactrian camels was pioneered by Nikolai Przhevalsky in the late 19 Century described. Bactrian camels have in the center of the arts throughout history. In particular, it was found that a population of wild Bactrian camel lives in a part of the Gobi Gashun region of the Gobi Desert.
Another difference is the ability of wild camels to drink saltwater slush, although still not certain that the camel can extract useful water from it. Domesticated camels do not try to drink salt water, although the reason for this is unknown. The Bactrian camel was one of the top ten "focal species" in 2007 by the unusual and animal species (EDGE) project, the unique and endangered species identified priority for nature conservation. The primary enemies of the wild Bactrian camels are wolves that hunt in order to havens for easy prey. A small captive population is maintained in Mongolia and China.