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Animals: Gila Monsters

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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This page has general information about Gila monsters including their behavior and life cycle. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
This comprehensive site on Gila monsters includes details on their natural history, husbandry, reproduction, and how to acquire them. Use the links on the left to navigate. Includes some superstitions and fables about Gila monsters.
This encyclopedia entry on the Gila monster provides basic facts. NOTE: The site includes advertising.
Read to find out why this North American native lizard is endangered.
This labeled diagram of a Gila monster identifies its body features. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
Learn about the behaviors and activity patterns of Gila monster. It also describes captive care and breeding information although people are not encouraged to keep them as pets. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here are some interesting facts about the Gila monster. Includes an explanation of the importance of summer rains and where it stores food.
This student-created site tells about Gila monsters and the applications of their poison. Includes information on the range and behavior of the Gila monster.
This site teaches the correct pronunciation of the Gila monster, its habits, what makes it so dangerous, and how they survive. Other quick facts and photos are also available.
Read information, quick facts, enjoy photographs, and video clips to learn more about Gila monsters. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Along the left hand side, click on "Gila monster" to learn basic facts about this reptile.
This student designed website describes different types of lizards and reptiles, including the Gila monster.
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 more about the climate and general characteristics of desert habitats that are located on several continents. Includes maps and charts. There are links to eThemes Resources on desert animals, desert survival, and habitats.

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