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In 1900, a huge prairie dog settlement was reported on the high plains of Texas. An estimated 400 million prairie dogs lived in this "town!"

Desert Rabbits

Desert Rabbits
Take a look at the Desert Cottontail, named after its cottony-ball-shaped tail, and the Jack Rabbit, a true hare because, unlike the cottontailed rabbits, they do not build nests.

 

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Saguaro Cactus

The Saguaro
Saguaros often begin life in the shelter of a "nurse" tree or shrub which provides a shaded, moister habitat. The largest plants are estimated to be 200 years old and can reach heights of 15 to 50 feet.

Desert Food Chain

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A food chain constitutes a complex network of organisms, from plants to animals, through which energy, derived from the sun, flows in the form of organic matter and dissipates in the form of waste heat

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Prickly Pear Cactus Video available on this subject.
Prickly pear cactus are found in all of the deserts of the American Southwest. Most prickly pears have large spines, actually modified leaves, on their stems and vary in height from less than a foot to 6 or 7 feet.

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