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How much does a camel weigh?

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Adult dromedary camels, also known as Arabian camels, range in weight from 1,320 and 2,200 pounds. Bactrian camels, a separate species, range in weight from 1,000 to 2,200 pounds.

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Although weights for both species are quite similar, the Bactrian camel is the larger of the two, with a height of 7.5 feet. One interesting camel fact concerning weight is their ability to gain and lose water mass. The San Diego Zoo reports that individuals of both species can lose up to 30 percent of their total body mass in water and still survive. Most mammals die from dehydration if they lose 15 percent of their body mass in water.

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