Back to Desert Life Guide


Desert Animals

Animals in the Desert Biome

Desert Animals: Mammals | Birds | Fish | Reptiles | Amphibians | Insects, Spiders, Invertebrates

The desert is a challenging environment for all the organisms in its biome. Animals, however, have a special problem. Their life processes cannot function if their body temperatures exceed a certain range. Death will ensue. The animals that live, and even thrive in the desert have developed behavioral and anatomical characteristics that help them cope with extreme heat and water scarcity.

Desert Animal Adaptations
How desert plants and animals are classified.

Desert Animals - Insects, Spiders, Invertebrates

View all desert invertebrates.


Mammals | Birds | Fish | Reptiles | Amphibians | Insects, Spiders, Invertebrates

 

 

General Information

Animal Classification:
Putting the Plants and Animals in Their Places.

Spotting Sonoran Desert Wildlife

Desert Animal Survival

Desert Food Chain

Desert Food Chain: An Introduction

Spring Rattles In: Rattlesnake Season

Insect Diversity

Discover the World of Insects

Debunking Myths About Rattlesnakes, Scorpions and Tartantulas.

Common Reptiles of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Hibernation: The Deep Sleep

Migration

Cetaceans: Marine Mammals in the Sea of Cortez

Hantavirus: Virus Carried by Deer Mice

Looking for Birds in the Southwest? Follow the Water

Videos of Desert Animals
Why K-12 Students Read DesertUSA.com


 

Share this page on Facebook:


DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. Sign up below or read more about the DesertUSA newsletter here. (It's Free.)

The Desert Environment
The North American Deserts
Desert Geological Terms

SEARCH THIS SITE
FREE DESERTUSA NEWSLETTER

Enter Email:







nimble for dogs

Get the Best Hotel and Motel Rates

Hot temperatures in the desert Are you interested in the temperatures in the desert?

Click here to see current desert temperatures!



 
   
 
   

Home  | About | Contact Us | Feedback | Privacy | Site Outline | Advertising on DesertUSA | Aquis Towels | Hotels

Copyright © 1996-2019 DesertUSA.com and Digital West Media, Inc. - -