Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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The Australian Camel (Camelus dromedarius), known as dromedary (having one hump) are a feral animal species in Australia whose population back in 2005 was estimated at 700,000 and in 2015 grew to over one million feral camels in Australia (as reported in the NT Government website)1.

Feral camels on occasion can be seen wandering through the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Care should be taken if they are crossing the highway.

Check out our Fauna Index section for Camels.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Camelidae
  • Genus: Camelus
  • Species: Camelus dromedarius
  • Binomial name: Camelus dromedarius

Footnote & References

  1. Feral camel, Northern Territory Government, nt.gov.au/environment/animals/feral-animals/feral-camel