It’s Friday! This is from the Japanese TV channel NHK World in my hotel room. Bactrian camels (two humps; dromedary camels have one) are native to the steppes of central Asia. There are 2 million of them, all domesticated. Wikipedia says that some 800 were remaining in the wild in northwest China and Mongolia as of 2002 and were classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This camel seems to be well taken care of – in a zoo in Japan from what I can tell. The reporter admires the beast’s furry coat and then shows off its lunch : giant carrots filled with olives. Hmm. A yummy treat for a camel, I suppose?