there are almost 13 million Dromedaries alive today, the species
is extinct in the wild: all but a handful are domesticated animals
(mostly in Sudan, Somalia, India and nearby countries). There
is, however, a substantial feral population of at least 32,000
in central Australia, descended from individuals that escaped
from captivity in the late 19th century.
Camel once had an enormous range, but is now reduced to an estimated
1.4 million animals, mostly domesticated. It is thought that there
are about 1000 wild Bactrian Camels in the Gobi Desert, and small
numbers in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Russia. A small population
of introduced camels,Dromedaries and Bactrians,survived in the
Southwest United States until the early 1900s. These animals,imported
from Turkey,were part of the US Camel Corps experiment and used
as draft animals in mines, and escaped or were released after
the project fell through.
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