The Captive Wild Camel Breeding Centre in Mongolia

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In 2004 the WCPF established the Hunter Hall Captive Wild Camel Breeding Centre at Zakhyn Us in Mongolia on 150 acres provided by the Mongolian government and stocked it with twelve wild camels, which had been captured by Mongolian herdsmen. In 2021 the wild camel population had increased to 45.

This is the only place in the world, apart from two zoos in China, where the wild camel is held in captivity.

The site at Zakhyn Us has reached its holding capacity and the Mongolian government has provided a further 150 acres, 350 miles away at Toli Bulag where a second breeding centre will be constructed, with specialist advice from Prague Zoo, which has a long and highly successful record of dealing with endangered species.

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