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Biomes of Utah. Desert, Forest, Alpine Forest, And Aquatic. The Desert. Annual rainfall? Less than 6 inches!. Desert Animals. Desert Tortoise Snakes Lizards Golden Eagle Turkey Vulture. Desert Tortoise.

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Biomes of utah

Biomes of Utah

Desert, Forest, Alpine Forest,

And Aquatic


The desert

The Desert

  • Annual rainfall?

    • Less than 6 inches!


Desert animals

Desert Animals

  • Desert Tortoise

  • Snakes

  • Lizards

  • Golden Eagle

  • Turkey Vulture


Desert tortoise

Desert Tortoise

  • The length of this tortoise's shell is about 10 inches. Full-grown adults will reach 15 inches.

  • The hard shell is a protection against predators and a harsh environment..

  • The color and patterns allow the tortoise to blend in with the shrubs and soil.


Snakes

Snakes

Snakes are important predators in desert ecosystems. Life on the desert is harsh, and predators help to maintain the critical balance.


Lizards

Lizards

  • Lizards are superbly adapted desert dwellers.

  • Control insects.

  • Serve as food for other desert predators.

  • Two adaptations.

    • They are very well camouflaged.

    • They can lose their tail to escape when captured and grow a new one for future escapes.


Golden eagle

Golden Eagle

  • A Golden Eagle eating a hare.

  • The eagle will typically cover a large territory in search of an occasional lizard or desert wood rat.


Turkey vulture

Turkey Vulture

  • Scavengers such as the Turkey Vulture, fill a very significant role in the desert ecosystem.


Forest animals

Forest Animals

Raccoon

Garter Snake

Eagle

Turkey

Robin


Raccoon

Raccoon

  • This masked bandit can become very friendly when a full garbage can is available. Although very cute, this mammal can bite very hard!


Garter snake

Garter Snake

  • These common reptiles can be found in your own backyard.


Golden eagle1

Golden Eagle

  • A Golden Eagle eating a hare.

  • The eagle will typically cover a large territory in search of food.


Turkey

Turkey

A turkey in the wild can be a feast for a larger predator.


Robin

Robin

  • Robins can be seen in many backyards.


Alpine forest

Alpine Forest


Aquatic

Aquatic


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