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The Desert Big Horned Sheep By Ashley Hull. The Desert Big Horned Sheep Description. One of the rarest animals in the desert is a big horned sheep. It has short thin hair. Up towards its neck it has a light brownish color with gray too. Down towards its back it has dark brown hair.

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The Desert Big Horned SheepDescription

  • One of the rarest animals in the desert is a big horned sheep.

  • It has short thin hair.

  • Up towards its neck it has a light brownish color with gray too.

  • Down towards its back it has dark brown hair.

  • Adult female big horned sheep are called ewes.

  • Babies are called lambs.

  • They can live more than 25 years.

  • The males are excellent climbers and they can run pretty fast.

  • The males and females usually mate at the age of 7to8 years of age.

  • The babies are born alive because they are mammals.

  • They usually weigh 200 or more pounds.

  • The males have huge horns curve backwards.

  • Females have big ones too but they are not as big as the males are.

  • Also they can have more than one circle on their horns and the females horns are more curves to the side.

  • They have 4 medium sized legs


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Desert Habitat of the Big Horn Sheep

  • My animal lives in the continent of North America.

  • It likes to lay in deep slopes.

  • The male big horned sheep lives a herd with 5 to 15 animals.

  • Also the female and her lamb live in separate groups till the young grows up.


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Desert Diet of the Bighorn Sheep

  • The desert big horned sheep is an herbivore.

  • It eats plants.

  • Some of its enemies are coyotes, mountain lions, cougars, and humans.

  • One of the things it likes to eat is grass but it can’t find much of it.

  • It also eats sedges and forbs.

  • The big horned sheep usually gets its moisture from the plants it eats.


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The female big horned sheep horns are smaller than most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.


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Desert Adaptations of the Big Horned Sheep most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • The big horned sheep is a diurnal animal witch means it is out at day.

  • Every winter its horns fall of and when they grow back on they grow even bigger.

  • It protects its self by taking its horns and ramming into its predators or other herds of big horned sheep.

  • It also keeps cool by laying in steep slopes.


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Bobcat most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns. by Macy Kaiser


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Description of Bobcats most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Did you ever want to learn about the bobcat?

  • The bobcat got its name from its bobbed tail.

  • Its body covering is a soft and silky coat.

  • The adult bobcat is measures from 24 to 45 inches.

  • It lives 12 to 13 years in the wild.

  • The male bobcat weighs 20 to 30 pounds and the females weigh 13 to 30 pounds.

  • The bobcat is a mammal and gives birth to 2 or 3 tiny, helpless kittens which are born live.

  • They have 2 nicknames which are wildcat and bay lynx.

  • This cat has 4 legs .

  • The face of the bobcat is much like the domestic cat, but larger.


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Habitat of most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns. A Bobcat

  • Some places you could find a bobcat are on the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.

  • The bobcat lives in the southwest deserts in the United States of America.

  • You would be able to find a bobcat in a den, in a mountain in the desert.


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Food Diet of the Bobcat most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • The bobcat is a carnivore, which means it eats meat.

  • It is a predator.

  • The bobcat eats rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice, birds, fish, small deer, rodents, and sometimes larger animals.

  • When it is in a fight with an enemy, it will kill that animal and the bobcat drags that animal back to the bobcat’s den.


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Adaptations of the Bobcat most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Adaptations are necessary to the bobcat to survive in the desert.

  • A bobcat is nocturnal, which means it is active at night.

  • The bobcat uses camouflage and marks its territory to protect itself.

  • To get it food, it uses the soft pads on its feet to help it stalk its prey.

  • Then it grabs the prey by its claws, and it uses its sharp teeth to bite the animal’s neck.

  • The bobcat’s ears have hairy tufts. The bobcat acts like the hairy tufts are antennae, helping it hear the slightest sound.


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Coyote most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns. by Blake Campbell


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Description of a Coyote most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • A coyote is a mammal and a vertebrate.

  • Coyotes have 21 teeth on the top and 21 on the bottom. That equals 42.

  • It is 2 feet tall and 3 feet long.

  • A female has 5 or 6 babies at once.

  • Coyotes are about 25 to 50 pounds.

  • It’s color is a grayish or brownish and sometimes a reddish.

  • Their ears are pointed.

  • It communicates by howling, barking, growling , and wailing.

  • A coyote is a carnivore and is warm blooded.

  • Coyotes tails are bushy and 11 to 16 inches.

  • Their nick names are prairie wolf and brush wolf

  • They have 4 long legs.


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Habitat of a Coyote most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • One place you can find a coyote is in North America.

  • It lives in the United States and Mexico.

  • You would find it in tall grass.

  • The desert you would find them in is the Great Basin, Sonoran, and the Mojave.

  • Coyotes live in desert, forests, mountains, and prairies.


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Eating Habits of the Coyote most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Coyotes are predators but they are omnivores.

  • Their mane diet is prairie dogs, mice, rabbits, rats, gophers, squirrels, antelopes, goats, sheep, cattle, deer, and elk.

  • If in the winter they can’t find food they eat juniper berries, mesquite beans, and water melons.

  • Their enemies are humans, wolfs, bears, cougars, and bobcats.


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Adaptations of a Coyote most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • To help coyotes hunt they have sharp eyesight, keen smell, and their hearing is excellent.

  • Coyotes have a strange smelling aroma to mark their territory.

  • A coyote changes coats to protect its self.

  • By seasons their colors change.

  • Coyotes are nocturnal so they sleep in the heat of the day and hunt at night.


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Coyotes howl at the moon. most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

Coyotes have poofy fur.


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Diamondback Rattlesnake most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns. By Britney Biltz


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Description of Diamondback Rattlesnakes most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • One kind of desert animal is the diamondback rattlesnake.

  • You can recognize a diamondback from other snakes because it has a diamond pattern on its back.

  • It can get up to be 8 feet long.

  • The diamondback can be gray, brown, tan, pale blue, brick red, or pink.

  • They have dark diamonds with a yellowish border.

  • The diamondback has a thick body and his eyes look like cat’s eyes.

  • It has a rattle at the tip of it’s tail. He has a forked tongue.

  • The diamondback rattlesnake is heavy-bodied.

  • The diamondback has no legs.


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Habitat of a Diamondback Rattlesnake most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • One place you could find a diamondback rattlesnake is on the continent of North America.

  • It lives in the Sonoran Desert.

  • In the Sonoran Desert they like to be in dry, rocky areas.

  • They like to hide in thick palmettos, holes of tree stumps, and burrows of the gopher tortoise.

  • They like to hide behind rocks or in shrubs.


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Food Diet of the Diamondback Rattlesnake most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Diamondbacks are carnivores because they eat meat.

  • They eat birds, small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.

  • Some predators of the diamondback are hawks, bald eagles, roadrunners, wild turkeys, coyotes, deer, and foxes.


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Adaptations of the Diamondback Rattlesnake most….the males horns are usually bigger than the females horns…but every winter their horns fall off. They can have more than 1 curve on there horns.

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • The diamondback rattlesnake lives in dry, rocky areas and behind rocks or in shrubs to keep it cool.

  • A diamondback has a rattle at the tip of its tail that makes a loud buzzing sound to keep predators away.

  • It has eyes that looks like cat’s eyes to hunt at night.

  • A diamondback has a brown diamond pattern on its back with a yellowish border to help it blend in with the desert environment.

  • He hunts at sunrise, sunset, and sometimes at night.

  • It has scales on its belly to help it move across the sand.


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The diamondback is getting ready to spring out to get his food.

The diamondback just put venom in his food.


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Gila Monster food. by Alli Duerstock


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Description of the Gila Monster food.

  • Have you ever wondered what a Gila monster looks like?

  • A Gila monster is a reptile.

  • They have scales like shiny beads.

  • Their scales are orange and black.

  • They have a stout body and a broad blunt head.

  • A Gila monster’s tongue is forked, broad and flat.

  • The length of the Gila monster is about the size of a human baby.

  • It also weighs about 2 pounds.

  • Gila monsters can have up to 3 to 15 babies.

  • A Gila monster is a very shy animal.

  • A Gila monster has 4 legs and 5 toes on each leg.


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Habitat of the Gila Monster food.

  • If you want to know where the Gila monster lives you should go to the continent of North America.

  • A Gila monster lives in the deserts of North America.

  • The deserts are the Mojave, Sonoran, and the Chihuahua.

  • You would find a Gila monster if you looked in a hole underground.

  • Most of the Gila monsters habitat has been destroyed.

  • The Gila monsters name came from the Basin River in Arizona.


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Desert Diet of the Gila Monster food.

  • A Gila monster is a carnivore.

  • Its diet is eggs, young birds, small mammals , and lizards.

  • Gila monsters can swallow their food whole.

  • Its predators are coyotes, hawks, and people.

  • Gila monsters have an organ on its tongue called the Jacobson’s organ that helps it find its prey.

  • If a Gila monster is not bothered it will not bite you.

  • Gila monsters can live for months without eating.

  • It can Because it stores food in its tail.


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Adaptations of the Gila Monster food.

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • A Gila monster can keep cool because their scales retain moisture.

  • They also can survive days without drinking water.

  • Gila monsters protect themselves by having painful bites powerful venom and change colors.

  • They’re also very good swimmers.

  • Most of the time Gila monsters move very slowly, but they move very fast when they find food.

  • Gila monsters can live for months without eating because they store food in their tail.



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Hairy Armadillo food.by Spencer Rueff


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Description of a Hairy Armadillo food.

  • One kind of desert animal is the hairy armadillo.

  • It has four short legs and small hooves.

  • His face and ears are pointed.

  • He has light brown or white hair that grows between his scales.

  • They weigh from 4 to 5 pounds and are 1.5 to 2 feet long.

  • His body is like a little tank.

  • They’re mammals and vertebrates.


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Adaptations of a Hairy Armadillo food.

  • One necessary thing in the desert are adaptations.

  • The hairy armadillo burrows in sand dunes and sleeps in the day.

  • He can hold his breath for 6 minutes under the sand.

  • Its armor is its sharp hair.

  • He protects himself with his bone covered skin.


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Habitat of a Hairy Armadillo food.

  • If you want to see a hairy armadillo go to North or South America.

  • Their homes are wetlands, deserts, and grasslands.

  • The farthest south they go is southern Chile.

  • They live in burrows.


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Diet of a Hairy Armadillo food.

  • A hairy armadillo is an omnivore because it eats plants and animals.

  • It eats insects, plants, lizards, rodents, and small snakes.

  • IT will also eat roots and fruit.

  • The kinds of insects he likes are ants, termites, and beetles. If there is not much food, he will eat dead animals.


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Jackal food.by Nathan Perkins


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Description of food.Jackals

  • My desert animal is the jackal.

  • They have fairly long legs and a long bushy tail.

  • It has a grayish yellow or brown coat.

  • A common jackal looks like a fox.

  • It is a mammal.

  • There is three different species: the black backed, side striped and golden.

  • The height of my animal is 2 and a half feet.

  • They can weigh up to 25 pounds.

  • Jackals have four legs.

  • It has grey eyes and a long nose.

  • They have long ears.


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Habitat of the Jackal food.

  • Places you can find jackals are in deserts of Asia and Africa.

  • The deserts of Africa and Asia are Nahib, Kalahari, Arabian, Sahara, Turkestan and the Gobi desert.

  • They live in dens underground.


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The Food Diet food.of a Jackal

  • Jackals are carnivorous animals.

  • Hyena and wildabeasts are the only things that eat them.

  • They eat anything dead.

  • Sometimes jackals eat athropods.

  • The pups go on field trips for food, like insects.


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Adaptations of a Jackal

  • All animals have adaptations to help them survive the desert.

  • Jackals get their water from their food.

  • It protects itself by hiding in the rocks.

  • Jackals move carefully so they don’t attract attention.

  • They are diurnal animals which means their active in the day.

  • They eat when the larger animals are done.



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Kangaroo Rat By Rebecca Caddell


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Description of Kangaroo Rats

  • Have you ever wondered what a kangaroo rat looks like?

  • The color of a kangaroo rat is light brown on the top and a white belly with a shade of yellow.

  • Unlike most desert animals it has silky fur.

  • Its weight is five to six ounces.

  • It is two inches tall.

  • The kangaroo rat has a long tail.

  • The length of the his tail is 7 to 8½ inches .

  • The kangaroo rat has a long tail to help it stay balanced.

  • My animal is tiny but it can jump like a kangaroo.

  • Do you want to know how for it can jump?

  • Well the kangaroo rat can jump 2 to 10 feet in one jump!

  • That’s why his powerful hind legs come in handy.

  • You probably have figured out that my animal is a mammal.

  • He has short front legs a large head, and big eyes.

  • He has keen eyesight.

  • It will have 5 babies per litter.

  • This animal will grow 15” long.

  • It’s a vertebrate.


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Food of the Kangaroo Rat

  • Kangaroo rats are omnivores because they eat seeds, grains, green parts of plants, and insects.

  • Rattlesnakes, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats eat the kangaroo rat.

  • The kangaroo rat gets water from plants and the seeds it eats.


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Habitat of the Kangaroo Rat

  • Some places you could find a kangaroo rat is on the continents of North America and South America.

  • It lives in the Atacama and Patagonion Deserts.

  • You can find my animal under a shady bush.


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Adaptations of the Kangaroo Rat

  • This is how the kangaroo rat can survive in the desert because of its adaptations.

  • It keeps cool because it does not pant or sweat

  • Kangaroo rats conserve water because their bodies make their own water from the air it breathes and the food it eats.

  • They hop fast and have an under ground burrow to protect themselves.

  • My animal is nocturnal because it moves out at night.

  • It feeds at night.



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Meerkat by Bryce Denney


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Description of a Meerkat

  • One kind of desert animal is the meerkat.

  • The meerkat has silvery brown fur with stripes of black across their back.

  • They also have stocky hind legs and broad rounded heads.

  • Meerkats have sharply pointed noses.

  • The meerkats grow up to 12 inches.

  • They even have tails that grow up to 8 inches.

  • The meerkats’ weight is 2 pounds.

  • Female give birth 11 weeks after they mate, and they mate when they are one year old.

  • Meerkats have white fur on their underside.


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Meerkats Location

  • One place you could find a meerkat is in the continent of Africa.

  • The desert that they live in is the Kalahari Desert.

  • The part of Africa that they live in is the southern part of Africa.

  • You would have to find their tunnels to find them.


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Meerkat’s Diet

  • Meerkats predators are eagles, jackals and ratels a kind of weasel.

  • Meerkats are omnivores because they eat meat and plants.

  • Their diet is grasshoppers, beetles, spiders, mice, small lizards, small snakes, roots and tubers.


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Meerkat’s Adaptations

  • The meerkats have adapted to life in the desert.

  • They protect them selves by hissing at their predators.

  • The meerkat guards watch for predators.

  • If the meerkats are trapped they form into groups.

  • Meerkats will attack their predator if they come to close.

  • When the meerkat guard makes a noise , the meerkats escape through tunnel openings.


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Oryx By Libby Bowlby


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Description of Oryx

  • My animal is an oryx.

  • This animal has 4 legs and two graceful long horns.

  • Their hair is red and white.

  • It can grow up to be 3 to 4 feet tall.

  • Their weight can be 450 pounds!

  • The oryx can also be known as a gembok.

  • They’re mammals also.


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Desert Adaptations of the Oryx

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • The oryx drinks from streams to keep cool.

  • It doesn’t need water for just a couple of week if it has wild melons to eat.

  • They try to protect themselves with their horns.

  • They’re diurnal because there are too many predators.


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Habitat of the Oryx

  • One place you can find a oryx is Africa.

  • It lives at the northern edge of the Sahara Desert.


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Food of the Oryx

  • The oryx is a herbivore.

  • They are pray to humans.

  • Oryx were killed for food.

  • Now they are rare.

  • They don’t need water for a couple weeks if they have melons.

  • They also eat leves.


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Roadrunner by Mina Yanagihori


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Description of Roadrunners

  • One kind of desert animal is the roadrunner.

  • A roadrunner is warm blooded.

  • It is the fastest bird in the desert.

  • They are covered with feathers.

  • They are 2 feet long.

  • A roadrunner’s claws are very sharp.

  • It has 2 long legs.

  • They have very long tails and thin bodies.

  • Their feathers are black, white, and tan.

  • The roadrunners name came from the bird’s habit of racing down roads.

  • Roadrunners don’t fly a lot; they would rather walk or run.

  • Their beaks are hard as wood.

  • They lay 2-8 eggs.

  • They run very fast when they see danger.

  • Roadrunners can run faster then 15 miles per hour.

  • They are not dangerous.


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Habitat of A Roadrunner

  • One place you could find a roadrunner is on the continent of North America.

  • It lives in the Sonoran Desert and the Mojave Desert.

  • The roadrunner lives on the ground.

  • A roadrunner is a state bird of New Mexico.


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Food Diet of a Roadrunner

  • A roadrunner is a carnivore because they eat bugs, lizards, worms, mice, snakes, baby birds, and other small vertebrate.

  • It uses its sharp beak to kill a rattlesnakes to eat.



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Adaptations of a Roadrunner

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • A roadrunner is active at night.

  • Roadrunners can fly but they’d rather walk or run.

  • A roadrunner runs when they see danger.

  • A roadrunner can run faster then 15 miles per hours.

  • A roadrunner is the fastest bird in the desert.

  • It uses his sharp beak to kill rattlesnake to eat.

  • A roadrunner stays safe by hiding or running.

  • They hide in places like bushes and tall grasses.


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Echidnas by Drew Foster


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Description of the Echidnas

  • Did you ever want to learn about the echidnas?

  • These egg laying mammals have short round bodies and spines on their back with coarse brown hair.

  • There are only two species of echidnas.

  • On each foot they have 5 sharp claws.

  • The youngsters’ claws are as small as a child’s fingernail.

  • The adults claws can be as long as fingers!

  • The echidnas have four legs.

  • They are vertebrates.

  • The adult is as long as a football.

  • They are 12 inches long and weigh 7 to 22 pounds.

  • Echidnas have no teeth.

  • Its nostrils and mouth are at the end of a long snout.

  • It stays in its mothers pouch until it grows spines.


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Habitat of Echidnas

  • Every animal must have a habitat even the animals in the desert.

  • Echidnas live on the continent of Australia and , they also live in Tasmania and New Guinea.

  • In the desert you would find echidnas under rocks, logs, and tree roots.

  • Then during rainy or windy weather you would find them burrowed into soil or sheltered under bushes and tussocks of grass.

  • One desert you could find them in is the great Victoria Desert.


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Adaptations of Echidnas

  • In the desert, adaptations are necessary to survive.

  • On hard surfaces the echidna curls into a ball.

  • If the echidna is disturbed it will lower its head and dig into the ground leaving only its spines on top.

  • It moves slowly and carefully.

  • The echidna hears well, but they have poor vision.

  • The male has a venomous spur on its hind legs.

  • It also uses its sharp spines to protect itself.

  • It uses sticky saliva to lick up insects.

  • The echidna can swim too

  • It also crushes food with horny plates at the base of the tongue and on the roof of the mouth.


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Diet of Echidnas

  • Echidnas are carnivores.

  • They prey on ants, worms, termites, and other bugs.

  • Also in warm areas they feed during the cooler morning and evening hours and sleep during the heat of the day.

  • In Southern Australia they often stop eating during colder months and eat large amounts during the spring.


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Cougar By Chelsea McQueary


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Description of the Cougar

  • Have you ever wondered what cougars look like?

  • Cougar’s fur looks brownish yellow.

  • The tip of the tail is black.

  • Their belly is black.

  • The cougar’s fur is thick.

  • The cougar is the second largest wild cat.

  • They can weigh up to 110 pounds to 150 pounds.

  • A cougar is up 2or3 feet long.

  • A cougar has 4 long legs.


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Cougar’s Diet

  • A cougar is a carnivore.

  • A cougar eats meat and cattle.

  • They also eat other meat.

  • They eat deer or eat other meat.

  • Then they eat other stuff.


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Habitat of the Cougar

  • A cougar lives in a mountain area.

  • It also can live in a tropical Rain forest.

  • It could also live in a swamp.

  • It lives in a grassland.

  • The main place they live is in the desert.

  • It lives in long thick grasses with its young.


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Adaptations of the Cougar

  • Adaptation are necessary to survive in the desert environment.

  • The cougar doesn’t swim often but it will if they are being chased.

  • A cougar can climb very well when it tries to get away from predators.

  • A cougar has sharp teeth to catch its prey.


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Addax By Paige Gillespie


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Description of the Addax

  • One kind of desert animal is the addax

  • The addax weighs about 275 pounds.

  • Also the addax has a sort tail.

  • Its color is almost white in the summer and grayish – brown in the winter.

  • The addax is plump and short- legged.

  • It is about 3 ½ feet long.

  • A mammal is the class the addax is in.

  • The horns are bumpy and curvy.

  • It has long ears.

  • The addax has four legs.

  • Thirty nine inches is how tall it is at the shoulders.

  • Also, it has a black skullcap.


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Habitat of the Addax

  • One place you could look for the addax is the Sahara Desert in Africa.

  • The addax does NOT stay in one place in the desert .

  • The addax wanders though the desert.


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Food Diet of the Addax

  • The addax is a herbivore because it eats plants only .

  • It eats succulent leaves and wild watermelons.

  • Also it gets moisture from grass.

  • The addax does NOT fight for food.


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The Adaptations of the Addax

  • The adaptations of the addax are it has large hooves to help it run.

  • Also it has horns to help chases other addaxes away.

  • Did you know it almost never drinks.

  • Also, it rests during the day.


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Hyena By Nikia Bowen


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Description

  • One kind of desert animal is the hyena.

  • The females are larger then the males.

  • Hyenas only have four toes on their back foot.

  • Hyenas are like a huge dog.

  • They have powerful jaws.

  • Because it is a mammal it is covered with fur.

  • Most spotted hyenas weigh 176 pounds.

  • Their front legs are longer then their hind legs .

  • Their color is brownish yellow.


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Habitat

  • The hyena lives in the Kalahari Desert.

  • It lives in Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa.

  • It has its own territory and den.

  • It also lives in East Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India.

  • They all live in the grasslands.


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Diet of the Hyena

  • The hyena’s favorite food is meat.

  • It can eat 33 pounds of meat a day.

  • The hyena is a carnivore .

  • My animal is both predator and scavenger.

  • It eats bulls and zebras.

  • Their pups drink their mother’s milk.


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Adaptation of the Hynea

  • The hyena’s adaptation to live in the desert is if it is too hot for the hyenas to hunt in the day, they will hunt at night.

  • It gets water from puddles.

  • It scares its predators away with its big teeth.

  • They can travel very far without getting exhausted from the heat.

  • The hyena goes under shade when it gets too hot.

  • They usually feed in the day.


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Chuckwalla By Chandler Deaton


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Description of the Chuckwalla

  • One kind of desert animal is the chuckwalla.

  • My animal has a long tail.

  • The chuckwalla is two feet long.

  • It has sharp claws.

  • It feels like sandpaper.

  • The chuckwalla has bumpy skin.

  • It is 24 inches long.

  • It weighs 2 pounds.

  • It has four legs.

  • The chuckwalla has loose skin.

  • The chuckwalla color’s are black and yellow.


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Diet of the Chuckwalla

  • The chuckwalla is a is an herbivore.

  • The chuckwalla’s favorite food is leaves and flowers.

  • It is a planter eater.


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Adaptations of the Chuckwalla

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment .

  • Chuckwallas use a combination color.

  • Chuckwallas are well adapted to the desert because they are active at temperatures of 102degrees F and 39 degrees C.


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Habitat of the Chuckwalla

  • The chuckwalla lives on the continent of North America.

  • Chuckwallas live in rocky deserts.

  • The chuckwallas live in Mexico and North America.

  • If you want to see a chuckwalla, you’ll have to look on a rock.



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Description of the Scorpion

  • Scorpions are very common in the desert.

  • They have pedapalps that look like a lobsters claws.

  • They have 8 hairy legs and 2 main body parts.

  • They have a long tail with a poisonous stinger at the end.

  • They can be brown, black, orange or yellow.

  • They can be up to 12 in.

  • Some species have no eyes.


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Adaptation of the Scorpion

  • Adaptations are very useful in the desert.

  • A scorpions camouflage blends in with the desert enviroment.

  • Its powerful stinger is full of venom.

  • Their claws are sharp and tough.

  • They are protected by a hard exoskelaton.

  • The scorpion is also a dangerous predator.


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Diet of the Scorpion

  • A scorpion will use its tail to kill prey.

  • It is a predator.

  • It eats insects.

  • It eats its young.


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Habitat of the Scorpion

  • A scorpion has a desert habitat.

  • You could find it under a rock.

  • It hunts at night.

  • They live in all deserts


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Horned Toad by Austin Raeth


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Adaptations of the Horned Toad

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert.

  • The horned toads adaptations are it opens its mouth and hisses to scare predators.

  • It sprays blood out of the corners of its eyes to run away.

  • Their scales feel like tree bark so if something rubs it, it will not do it again.

  • It can puff up its body and is hard to swallow.


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Habitats of the Horned Toad

  • Some places where the horned toad lives is on the continents of North America and Australia.

  • It lives in the loose soil and on the rocks.

  • You can find it in the Sonoran Desert.


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Eating of the Horned Toad

  • Horned toads are carnivores because the only thing they eat is bugs.

  • When they are born the first thing they do is go to an ant hill and eat the ants.

  • They wait for the ants and then attack with their sticky tongues.


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Description of the Horned Toad

  • One kind of desert animal is the horned toad.

  • It has a flat body and can look like a pancake.

  • It has horns on it’s head.

  • Their horns are hard and sharp.

  • It also has scales.

  • Horned toads are not toads they are lizards.

  • They do not hop they wall on 4 legs and can run.

  • A baby is as big as a finger.

  • A few species are born alive.

  • The color is the color of it’s surrounding.



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Description of the Elf Owl

  • One kind of desert animal is the elf owl.

  • Buff colored with indistinct dark streaks.

  • The elf owl has white eyebrows.

  • Elf owls have brown plumage. The elf owl has a short tail.

  • Elf owls have brown streaks on its breast.

  • The elf owls have greenish yellow bills.

  • Elf owls have yellow eyes.

  • The elf owl has buff colored with indistinct dark streaks.

  • Elf owls are the smallest of all owls.

  • The elf owl is 6 inches long.

  • The elf owl has a wingspan 38 cm.

  • The elf owl is 13-15 long.

  • The elf owl has dapple.


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Diet of the Elf Owl

  • Elf owls eat grasshoppers, caterpillars, centipedes, cicadas, mice, lizards, and spiders.

  • The elf owl has few enemies.

  • Elf owl are carnivores.


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Adaptation of the Elf Owl

  • Elf owls fly away rather then fight.

  • The elf owl straightens its body when danger approaches.

  • Adaptations are necessary to survive in the desert environment.


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Habitat of the Elf Owl

  • Elf owls live in a deserts and dry woods along the Mexican border and farther south.

  • The elf owl roosts and nests in cavities in saguaros and trees.

  • The elf owls live in woody habitat.

  • The elf owl can be found in North America.

  • The elf owl lives in the Great Basin Desert.



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Tarantulas-Habitat

  • Tarantulas live in trees and holes.

  • They live in warmer areas.

  • Some places are Mexico, South America and the southwestern United States.


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Description of the Tarantuala

  • Tarantulas have eight hairy legs.

  • Their legs are as long as your little finger.

  • They have a body with 2 parts.

  • One part is called the cephothorax.

  • The other part is the abdomen.

  • They can spin silk from their abdomen.

  • They have 8 eyes.

  • They are 3 to 12 inches long.

  • They have a fat fuzzy brown body.


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Diet of the Tartantula

  • Tarantulas shoot special liquid into its prey.

  • The liquid softens the prey’s insides.

  • Then it slowly sucks the juices out of the prey.


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Adaptations of the Tartantal

  • They use the soft silk for lining their nests.

  • They make poison called venom.

  • This venom is dangerous to insects and other animals.