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Desert Animals

Animals in the Desert Biome

Animals | Birds | Fish | Reptiles | Amphibians | Insects & Spiders

Below is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome.

Desert Animal Survival: How animals adapt to the desert.
Classification: How desert plants and animals are classified.

Jump to alphabetical list of animals

Jump to alphabetical list of animals

ANIMALS

African Wild Dog
Arabian Wildcat
Armadillo
Ankole Longhorn Cattle
Badger

Bats Video available on this subject.
Bighorn SheepVideo available on this subject.
Bear (Black)
Bison (Plains Bison)
BobcatVideo available on this subject.
Buffalo (Plains Bison)
Bison - Beefalo
BurrosVideo available on this subject.Cairo Spiny Mouse

Camels:
- Bactrian Camel (two humps)
- Dromedary Camels (one hump)
- Southwestern Camel Experiment
Cheetah
Chipmunk, Panamint
Coati, White-Nosed
Collared Peccary
Cottontail RabbitVideo available on this subject.Cougar

CoyoteVideo available on this subject.Coyote ebook

Dama Gazelle

Deer - MuleVideo available on this subject.

Deer - White-Tailed
Desert Shrew
Dingo
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Q&A
Dolphin

Elephant
Elk

Ferret
Finback Whale
Fox (Gray)Video available on this subject.

Giraffe
GopherVideo available on this subject.

Ground Sloth, Shasta (extinct)

Gray Fox

Hippopotamus

Jaguars
Jackal
Javelina
Jerboa
Wild Horses

Kangaroo Rats
Kangaroo, Red
Kit Fox

Lion
LLama

Long-Tailed Weasel

Mountain LionVideo available on this subject.
Mule DeerVideo available on this subject.

Otter - RiverVideo available on this subject.

Porcupine
Prairie DogsVideo available on this subject.

Pronghorn

Przewalski’s Horse

Rabbits -
CottontailsVideo available on this subject.
Jack RabbitsVideo available on this subject.

Raccoon

Red Kangaroo

Rhinoceros

Ringtailed Cat
River OtterVideo available on this subject.

Sea Lion - California
Shasta Ground Sloth (extinct)

Skunk
Snow Leopard

Spiny Mouse

Spotted Hyena
SquirrelVideo available on this subject.

Weasel, Long-Tailed

Whale - Finback
White Tail Deer
Wild Burros
Wild Horses
Wolves Video available on this subject.
California Wolf Center
Woodrats (Pack Rats)

Zebra

 

 

 


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Spotting Sonoran Desert Wildlife

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