​​ DESERT NAMES:: HANNAH. JASSMYN.JAMES.Desert Facts

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The desert land climate, is a very complex balance to keep. Because the animals that live there have been adapted for so long.

The deserts are made up of sand or rocks and gravel.
Deserts also cover about one-fifth of all the land in the world.


Deserts are places on earth that are characterized by little vegetation and rain.

Desert animals have to be used to extreme temperatures to survive in that biome.
Most plants and animals in the desert carry water inside of them.
Most desert animals are most active at night when its cooler.
Zebra_tailed_lizard_149x74.jpgThis lizard above has been named the
Zebra-Tailed Lizard. When they are young
they are pail like the sand. But when they
get older their stomach's turn green and
blue. Also as they Progress their tail's
get stripes like zebra's.

ANIMALS



1. Mammals. They use their camoflauge to get food and escape.
Ocelot
Kangaroo rat
prarie dog
pocket gopher
bighorn sheep
mountain lion
big eared bat
camel
rock hyrax
coyote
feral horse

2. Birds. Spot small animals from above to get food and escape.
bald eagle
hawk
golden eagle
pinyon jay
qual
peregrine falcon
white winged dove

3. Reptiles. Use their special features to get food, and escape.
gila monster
fringe-toad lizard
tortoise
zebra-tailed lizard
spiny lizard
sandfish

4. Amphibians. Use camolauge to get foor and to escape.
leopard frog

5. Insects. Use special features to get food and get away.
mormon cricket
cicacda
flicker
scorpian
6. Flora.
saguaro cactus
fishhook
trichome
cholla
prickly pear
ciercidium
date palm

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Look familiar? In some desert mountains there are mountain lions.
They look familiar because they live in our Rockie Mountains too.
They are carnivorous. But they can be scared off easily if
they aren't hungry.

Threats

  • Little water so plants can't grow fast enough.
  • Harsh temp. Hot during day, cold at night makes it hard to live.
  • Dangerous animals killing out others who don't have enough to eat.
  • People are taking the cacti out.
4 wheeling through the desert can make deep holes that take 100-1,000 years to recover.




Link to our food web. By: Hannah











Desert Map
desert_map_sm2.jpgThese deserts include: Libyan, Nubian, Sahara, Namib, Blue, Great Sandy Sea, Sinai, White, Arabic, Gobi. Key:: ((())) =Africa
About 1/5 of the world is covered by desert land. ((())) =Egypt
((())) =Iran
((())) =Asia