The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) is a large, even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of Central Asia. The Bactrian camel has 2 humps on its back, as does the wild Bactrian camel (a separate species), but in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel. Its population of 2,000,000 exists mainly in the domesticated form. Their name comes from the ancient historical region of Bactria.

The domesticated Bactrian camel has served as a pack animal in inner Asia since ancient times. With its tolerance for cold, drought, and high altitudes, it enabled the travel of caravans on the Silk Road.  A small number of feral Bactrian camels still roam the Mangystau Province of southwest Kazakhstan and the Nubra Valley in India.


Bactrian camels appeared in a few episodes.

A Bactrian camel appeared in "Ears Hear". It was among the animals that the Kratts heard making noise through their Super Ear Sensors (the camel was the 2nd animal heard between a macaw and a snowy owl).

Another Bactrian camel appeared in "Giants".

A Bactrian camel also appeared in "Great Singers". It was the 1st animal to enter Animal Junction and sing with Zoboomafoo, the Kratt brothers, and the kookaburra (followed by a flock of sheep and goats). It was later seen grunting along with the other animals.