The most well-known animals that inhabit the Chaparral biome are coyotes, jack rabbits, mule deer, alligator lizards, horned toads, praying mantis, honey bees and ladybugs. The Chaparral biome typically boarders the Desert biome, therefore, many of these animals are also found in the Desert biome.Continue Reading
The majority of the animals that live in the Chaparral biome are nocturnal, this means that they are primarily active at night. The average yearly rainfall for the Chaparral biome is between 10 and 17 inches per year. Because of this, the animals that inhabit these regions must be able to survive on very little water. Being active at night, when the temperatures are cooler, allows these animals to reduce the amount of water necessary to prevent overheating during the summer when the biome is dryest.
In addition to the lack of rain, the Chaparral biome is characterized as having forests as well as grasslands. Though found primarily in the U.S. state of California, there are numerous location across the globe where one can find this type of biome. A few of these locations are Oregon, South Africa and Australia. In addition to the specialized animals that call this biome there home, there are also many well-adapted plants that reside in the Chaparral biome.Learn more about The West
Predators of rabbits include larger mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons and opossums; predatory birds, such as owls, hawks and snakes; and domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs. Rabbits are vulnerable to predation from many animals, but their risk of predation varies depending on their environments. Rabbits living in urban areas fall prey to larger domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs, while those living in the wild fall victim to predatory birds and larger mammals.Full Answer >
Dingoes feed mostly on wallabies and kangaroo, although they sometimes also eat rabbits, rats, birds, lizards and other small animals. Though the majority of their diet consists of meat, dingoes are omnivores, and they eat small portions of fruits and plants.Full Answer >
Flowers are important food sources for a variety of animals, including deer, rabbits, squirrels, turtles and lizards. Aphids, spider mites, sawflies and other invertebrates feed on flowers as well.Full Answer >
While the foul flavor of ladybugs teaches most mammals and birds to avoid eating them, it does not affect toads, and they are frequent predators of these small, helpful insects. Toads use their long, sticky tongues to catch ladybugs, just as they do other flying insects.Full Answer >