Desert Wildlife Adaptations

Desert Wildlife (Real Media)

Obtaining Water

Scaled quail

Collared Peccary

Prickly Pear

Kangaroo rat

Gray fox


Retaining Water

Kangaroo rat

Protection from Extreme Temperatures

Cooling Mechanisms

Desert Jackrabbit
(Big ears)

Nocturnal (active mainly at night)


Crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk)

Mule Deer

Taking to the Sky

Immature Red-tailed Hawk

Burrowing Underground and Seeking Shade


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