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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.
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.