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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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