Depending on the location of the desert, animals and plants native to deserts are camels, peccaries, bats, coyotes, lizards, snakes, woodpeckers, scorpions, different types of cacti, creosote bush, black sage and ocotill... More »

Desert plants have special adaptations that allow them to survive the harsh environment in which they live. DesertUSA describes these adaptations as both "physical and behavioral mechanisms." More »

Plants adapt to the harsh climate of the desert in many ways, but most find some way to conserve water as much as possible. Some plants do this by storing water internally, while other plants have evolved waxy cuticles t... More »

Many animals make their home in the desert, including bighorn sheep, scorpions, ostriches, kangaroo rats, echidna and camels. Certain animals are only present in specific deserts. More »

In deserts, secondary consumers include species such as snakes, spiders and raptors that feed on smaller animals classified as herbivores. Secondary consumers, unlike primary consumers, eat mostly meat. They take the for... More »

Camels, fennec foxes, ostriches, monitor lizards and Dorcas gazelles are just a few of the animals that call the desert home. Wolf spiders, Gila woodpeckers, burrowing owls, kangaroo rats and roadrunners are among the sm... More »

Animals of the desert include camels, gazelles, scarab beetles, antelope, scorpions, sidewinder snakes and more. Desert biomes include small mammals, such as mice and rodents, along with larger animals and birds. Ostrich... More »

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