Wild camels are amazing. Despite having a reputation for being bad tempered and spitting, they are actually really smart and interesting. And one of the hardiest animals in the world. Like, they have survived nuclear explosions. Honestly. Our partners Wild Camel Protection Foundation built their sanctuary and breeding centre on the former site of 43 nuclear test explosions in the Gobi Desert where wild camels still survived (don’t worry, the tests stopped after 1996). They can stand EXTREME temperatures, drink salt water and survive for long periods with no water at all.
This extraordinary animal is of vital importance to scientific research but is smarter than a horse, is emotional and has the memory of an elephant. Or a camel even. Now critically endangered, with population numbers continuing to fall and habitat ranges to shrink, not many people are standing in the camel’s corner.
That is why YWPF wants to act fast to prevent the loss of the last of the remarkable Wild camels.