desert Animals

Desert animals survive in some of the most brutal of Earths environments with amazing physical adaptions. 

Special bodies for special circumstances help creatures like the camel and the meerkat alive and well in habitats and conditions that seem inhospitable. 

What is a desert? And what are these unique tools that help these desert animals survive?

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The sahara

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the mighty camel

hippo on the prowl


a few more desert Animal facts

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  • The horn of the African rhinoceros is made of keratin- not matted hair as once believed. Usually only about 20 inches long, the longest horn on record was almost 5 feet!
  • The African lion has the longest larynx - and therefore the loudest roar of all the "Big Cats"
  • The 4 to 5ft long African cheetah has a 20ft stride - Amazing!
  • Albino African zebras occasionally occur in the wild. Often called "golden zebras" they are not true albinos, but have pale tan or golden stripes and light brown or even blue eyes
  • African Aardvarks are living fossils not having changed for millions of years.

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