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Animals: Desert Animals

These sites are about the different animals that live in desert habitats. These creatures can be found in deserts in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Sites include images, video, and audio. eThemes Resources on desert habitats, desert survival, and food chains are included.


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Here is general information about a few different animals and how they adapt to living in the desert.
Click on the name of an animal for a picture and short description.
Explore this site to learn about desert habitats and the plants and animals that live there.
Learn what kinds of animals you might encounter in a desert. Choose an animal below the picture.
Learn how the coyote population is increasing. Think about how this affects the food chain. NOTE: This site contains a banner-ad.
Here is information about different animals that live in the Mojave desert.
Click on "Desert," then select an animal's name found in the left frame to read about it.
Here are some interesting ways that animals adapt to life in the desert. NOTE: This site contains banner ads, sponsored links, and an online store.
This page is full of information about the animals that live in the desert. Click on the animal names to view illustrations. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Read about the animals that live in the Okavango Delta of the Kalahari Desert.
Learn about the different animals that live in Utah's Canyonlands National Park.
Explore this site to learn about food chains in the arid ecosystem of Southern Africa.
Learn all about this wild desert relative of the pig. There is information about their characteristics, diet, behavior, and more. Includes color photographs.
Learn about the climate and general characteristics of desert habitats that are located on several continents. There is information about the Great Basin in Utah, a cold desert. Includes maps and charts. There are links to eThemes Resources on desert animals, desert survival, and an overview of habitats.
These sites offer tips on how to survive in the desert. Topics include preparation, supplies, and what to do if you become stranded. Includes information about the Paris-Dakar Rally race that goes through the Sahara Desert. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on desert animals.
These Websites are about food chains and food webs. Includes examples of webs and chains with animals from various biomes. Learn about consumers, producers, prey, predators, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. There is a short animated movie, online games, quizzes, and suggested classroom activities. Included is an eThemes resource on producers, consumers, and decomposers that has additional, related sites and activities.
These sites are about the coyote, a shy wolf-related mammal. Learn about coyote behavior, habitats, diet, reproduction, life cycle, and predators. View their photographs, listen to the animals call, and watch movies about them. Includes a labeled print out, images of paw prints, range maps, and a video legend.
These sites are about rattlesnakes, a type of poisonous snakes. Read about their physical characteristics, natural history, and venom. View several photographs and listen to audio clips of their rattling.
These sites are about Gila monsters, one of two species of venomous lizards. Learn about the physical characteristics and defense mechanisms that help Gila monsters survive in the desert. Includes photographs and a diagram. Linked are two related eThemes Resources on desert animals and habitats.

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