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Animal Adaptations in the Semi-Arid Desert. By Timothy Bender. Nubian Ibex. The Nubian Ibex lives in a semi-arid desert The semi-arid desert is a harsh place to live To survive in the desert, the Nubian Ibex has adapted. Physical Adaptations of the Nubian Ibex.

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Nubian ibex
Nubian Ibex

  • The Nubian Ibex lives in a semi-arid desert

  • The semi-arid desert is a harsh place to live

  • To survive in the desert, the Nubian Ibex has adapted


Physical adaptations of the nubian ibex
Physical Adaptations of the Nubian Ibex

  • The tan hair of the Nubian Ibex helps it blend in with its surroundings

  • The Nubian Ibex uses its horns to protect itself from predators

  • The Nubian Ibex uses its strong hind legs to traverse the rocky slopes of its home

  • The Nubian Ibex has big ears so they can be warned if a predator is coming


Behavioral adaptations of the nubian ibex
Behavioral Adaptations of the Nubian Ibex

  • The Nubian Ibex lives in remote places so predators have a hard time reaching them

  • The Nubian Ibex feed during twilight to avoid the heat and some predators

  • The Nubian Ibex lives in herds because the Ibex warn each other of danger

  • The Nubian Ibex lie on their side the help regulate their body temperature


Rock hyrax
Rock Hyrax

  • Rock Hyraxes are also adapted to living in the semi-arid desert

  • The Rock Hyrax has a special membrane called the umbraculum to protect its eyes from the sun

  • The Rock Hyrax live in groups so they will be warned of approaching predators

  • Rock Hyraxes are known to play dead at the sight of predators

  • Rock Hyraxes spend an hour sunbathing to regulate body temperature

  • Rock Hyraxes sleep on top of each other to regulate their body temperature


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Rock Hyrax

  • Rock Hyraxes have sweat glands on their feet that help them stick to rocks

  • Rock Hyraxes have pads on their feet to help them climb over rocks

  • Rock Hyraxes have a claw on their back feet to get parasites out of its fur

  • Rock Hyraxes have thick fur to regulate their body temperature

  • Rock Hyraxes fur helps them blend into their surroundings


Caracal adaptations
Caracal Adaptations

  • Caracal’s tan fur helps them blend in to their surroundings

  • Caracal’s hind legs are long and muscled to help it climb and jump

  • Caracal’s tails help them balance


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Caracal Adaptations

  • Caracal’s teeth are pointed to help tear meat

  • Caracals have black markings around their eyes to help them see in the sun

  • Caracal’s pointed ears help them hear their prey

  • Caracals exhibit the strange behavior of burying their food to keep it safe


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