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Surviving in the desert involves overcoming two main obstacles, extreme heat and lack of water, so the primary means that desert animals use to survive in the desert include avoiding heat, dissipating heat, retaining water and acquiring water. Animals that live in the d...


According to Discovery, avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures and staying hydrated are the two most important considerations in the desert. Because the body needs to work harder to keep cool when the head is exposed to the sun, covering the head with a hat or other ...


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."


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. Ostriches make their homes in deserts, as do foxes and je...


To survive on a deserted island, prioritize locating safe drinking water first, then work towards finding food and shelter. Once these are in place, work towards attracting attention from planes or ships in order to be rescued.


Snakes survive in the desert due to adaptations in their behavior and their physiology. Snakes use their environment to regulate their body temperature. They have also adapted to survive off of the desert resources available to them.


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 smaller residents of one of the world's driest habit...