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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


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


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