There are a variety of animals that live near or on the Nile River, including the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, monitor lizard, perch, catfish, red-billed ibis and the pied kingfisher. The animal most synonym... More »

The Egyptians lived along the Nile because it provided fish, game, fruits and water in an area surrounded by desert. The dry, sandy deserts both east and west of the Nile provided protection from their enemies, allowing ... More »

Animal species living in the Mediterranean region include red deer, badgers, common toads, adders and greater flamingos. The Mediterranean Sea itself is home to wildlife including killer whales, humpback whales, seals, d... More »

The Nile River and its adjacent lakes are home to over 100 fish species, including perch, catfish and tilapia. Tilapia and perch are popular food fish with rapid reproductive cycles. Nile catfish live at the bottom of th... More »

The Nile River flows from south of the equator northward through northeastern Africa and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. Measuring approximately 4,132 miles, the Nile is the longest river in the world. More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Nile River reaches a maximum width of two miles. The Nile can be found in northeastern Africa and is considered to be the world's longest river. The total length of the Nile River is approximately 4,200 miles. More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Nile River has an average depth of 26 to 36 feet. It can change significantly during periods of flood. In ancient times, the waters of the Nile rose and flooded the surrounding plains. The construction of the Aswan d... More »