Desert Wildlife Adaptations

Desert Wildlife (Real Media)


Obtaining Water

Scaled quail


Collared Peccary

Prickly Pear


Kangaroo rat


Gray fox

Centipede



Retaining Water

Kangaroo rat



Protection from Extreme Temperatures

Cooling Mechanisms

Desert Jackrabbit
(Big ears)


Nocturnal (active mainly at night)

Ringtail


Crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk)

Mule Deer


Taking to the Sky

Immature Red-tailed Hawk


Burrowing Underground and Seeking Shade

Kingsnake



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