How Tall Is a Camel?


Dromedary camels stand an average of 5.9 to 6.6 feet tall, and Bactrian camels stand an average of 5.2 feet to 5.9 feet. Camel height is generally measured from the bottom of the camel’s feet to its shoulders.

Depending on the species, camels can weigh anywhere from 990 pounds to 1,320 pounds. Dromedary camels are characterized by their single hump, while the Bactrian camel has two humps. Approximately 90 percent of the camels in the world are dromedary camels.

Camels have an average lifespan of 17.8 years. Female camels have a gestation of 12 to 14 months and generally give birth to one baby per pregnancy, although twins are sometimes produced.