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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 sheep description
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
desert habitat of the big horn sheep
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.
desert diet of the bighorn sheep
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.

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.

desert adaptations of the big horned sheep
Desert Adaptations of the Big Horned Sheep
  • 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.
description of bobcats
Description of Bobcats
  • 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.
habitat of a bobcat
Habitat of 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.
food diet of the bobcat
Food Diet of the Bobcat
  • 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.
adaptations of the bobcat
Adaptations of the Bobcat
  • 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.
description of a coyote
Description of a Coyote
  • 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.
habitat of a coyote
Habitat of a Coyote
  • 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.
eating habits of the coyote
Eating Habits of the Coyote
  • 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.
adaptations of a coyote
Adaptations of a Coyote
  • 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.
Coyotes howl at the moon.

Coyotes have poofy fur.

description of diamondback rattlesnakes
Description of Diamondback Rattlesnakes
  • 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.
habitat of a diamondback rattlesnake
Habitat of a Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • 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.
food diet of the diamondback rattlesnake
Food Diet of the Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • 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.
adaptations of the diamondback rattlesnake
Adaptations of the Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • 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.
The diamondback is getting ready to spring out to get his food.

The diamondback just put venom in his food.

description of the gila monster
Description of the Gila Monster
  • 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.
habitat of the gila monster
Habitat of the Gila Monster
  • 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.
desert diet of the gila monster
Desert Diet of the Gila Monster
  • 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.
adaptations of the gila monster
Adaptations of the Gila Monster
  • 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.
description of a hairy armadillo
Description of a Hairy Armadillo
  • 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.
adaptations of a hairy armadillo
Adaptations of a Hairy Armadillo
  • 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.
habitat of a hairy armadillo
Habitat of a Hairy Armadillo
  • 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.
diet of a hairy armadillo
Diet of a Hairy Armadillo
  • 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.
description of jackals
Description ofJackals
  • 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.
habitat of the jackal
Habitat of the Jackal
  • 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.
the food diet of a jackal
The Food Dietof 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.
adaptations of a jackal
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.
description of kangaroo rats
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.
food of the kangaroo rat
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.
habitat of the kangaroo rat
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.
adaptations of the kangaroo rat
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.
description of a meerkat
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.
meerkats location
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.
meerkat s diet
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.
meerkat s adaptations
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.
description of oryx
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.
desert adaptations of the oryx
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.
habitat of the oryx
Habitat of the Oryx
  • One place you can find a oryx is Africa.
  • It lives at the northern edge of the Sahara Desert.
food of the oryx
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.
description of roadrunners
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.
habitat of a roadrunner
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.
food diet of a roadrunner
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.
adaptations of a roadrunner
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.
description of the echidnas
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.
habitat of echidnas
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.
adaptations of echidnas
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.
diet of echidnas
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.
description of the cougar
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.
cougar s diet
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.
habitat of the cougar
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.
adaptations of the cougar
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.
description of the addax
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.
habitat of the addax
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.
food diet of the addax
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.
the adaptations of the addax
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.
The addax walking The mother
  • In the desert with its baby
  • addax
  • 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.
  • 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.
diet of the hyena
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.
adaptation of the hynea
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.
description of the chuckwalla
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.
diet of the chuckwalla
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.
adaptations of the chuckwalla
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.
habitat of the chuckwalla
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.
description of the scorpion
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.
adaptation of the scorpion
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.
diet of the scorpion
Diet of the Scorpion
  • A scorpion will use its tail to kill prey.
  • It is a predator.
  • It eats insects.
  • It eats its young.
habitat of the scorpion
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
adaptations of the horned toad
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.
habitats of the horned toad
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.
eating of the horned toad
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.
description of the horned toad
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.
description of the elf owl
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.
diet of the elf owl
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.
adaptation of the elf owl
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.
habitat of the elf owl
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.
tarantulas habitat
  • Tarantulas live in trees and holes.
  • They live in warmer areas.
  • Some places are Mexico, South America and the southwestern United States.
description of the tarantuala
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.
diet of the tartantula
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.
adaptations of the tartantal
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.