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.
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.
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.
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.