CyberHunt for Kids
Desert: Desert Animals: An Online Tour
The Living Desert is one of the most successful zoological parks in the country
and offers visitors the West's most complete introduction to the natural desert.
The organization is dedicated to preserving not only plant and animal life of
the desert but also of education and preservation of bits of desert ecosystems
from around the world.
Animals of the Mojave Desert
Choose from a short list of animals.
of the Gobi Desert
The desert holds such animals as the gobi bear, ibex and the black-tailed
gazelle. Wild and domesticated animals (camels, horses, asses and gazelles)
roam together on the steppes.
Choose a favorite desert animal from this list and use it as part of a
project. Remember to give credit to the web site in your bibliography (list
Animals of Arizona
This section contains spotlights of the most commonly seen (or interesting)
animals in the desert around Tucson. Each spotlight contains one or more
pictures of the animal, a description of the animal, and natural history
information about the animal.
Creature of the
When many people all over the world think of Egypt, they think of the
Pyramids with a graceful caravan of camels passing by them. Itís easy to
imagine the caravans of the traders heading into the desert.
Learning: Desert Animal Printouts
Different animals live in the different types of deserts. Animals that live
in the desert have adaptations to cope with the lack of water, the extreme
temperatures, and the shortage of food. To avoid daytime heat, many desert
animals are nocturnal; they burrow beneath the surface or hide in the shade
during the day, emerging at night to eat. Many desert animals do not have to
drink at all; they get all the water they need from their food. Most desert
animals are small.
Animals in the desert must survive in a hostile environment. Intense heat,
searing sun, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges facing
- Many different animals and how they live.
Habitat Introduction Day
Lesson plants for