Wild Bactrian Camels are visually identical to Bactrian Camels, but cannot be captured nor controlled by players, and have only 5 HP compared to the Bactrian Camel's 50. Instead they behave in a manner similar to Deer, running away from any unit approaching them, but cannot be hunted by Villagers and hold no food. As a result, they are purely decorative.
- It was traditionally assumed that the Wild Bactrian Camel from Mongolia and Xinjiang was a feral form of the domestic Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) or heavily interbred with it, but genetic testing has revealed instead that it is a different species (C. ferus) that separated from the wild ancestor of the Bactrian Camel over one million years ago. The Wild Bactrian Camel is slightly smaller, with shorter hair, and a flatter head profile that gives its name in the Mongolian language: havtagai, "flat-head". It can also survive on saltier water than can be tolerated by even the Bactrian Camel.
|Animals in Age of Empires II|
|Huntables||Deer · Ostrich · Zebra · Ibex|
|Aggressive huntables||Wild Boar · Javelina · Iron Boar · Elephant · Rhinoceros|
|Herdables||Sheep · Turkey · Cow · Llama · Goat · Pig · Water Buffalo · Goose|
|Wild animals||Wolf · Dire Wolf · Rabid Wolf · Jaguar · Bear · Lion · Crocodile · Tiger · Komodo Dragon · Snow Leopard|
|Marine creatures||Shore Fish · Snapper · Tuna · Perch · Salmon · Marlin · Dorado · Dolphin · Box Turtles|
|Other||Horse · Wild Horse · Camel · Wild Camel · Bactrian Camel · Wild Bactrian Camel · Donkey · Stormy Dog|
|Military||Furious the Monkey Boy · Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin|
|Heroes||Ornlu the Wolf · Hunting Wolf|