Who knew camels originate from the Americas and lived in the Arctic? An amazing discovery in Canada’s Arctic reveals a camel that lived on Ellesmere Island about 3.5 million years ago. New insight into camel evolution comes from an amazing discovery of bones from the leg of an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. Natalia Rybczynski, Ph.D., a palaeobiologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, shows what her team found on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. She explains the significance of the discovery and what it means to the study of biodiversity in the High Arctic about 3.5 million years ago.