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    Sahara Desert Sahara Desert Presentation Transcript

    • Africa
      Temp:122 degrees(Fahrenheit)
      (50 degrees Celsius)
    • Sahara (Africa)
    • What should you pack?
      • Map
      • Compass
      • Passport
      • Water
      • Sun Hat
      • Long Sleeve
      • Long Sleeve Pants
      • Personal Medical Kit
      Adventurous things:
      • Camel Rides
      • Organized Groups
      The noted best time to travel is in the months of February and to early April, and October to November!
    • Plants(Peyote)
      • Peyote is a small, green, spineless, button-shaped cactus.
      • Grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
    • Animals(Barbary Sheep)
      • Barbary Sheep stand 80 to 100 cm (2.6 to 3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 40 to 140 kg (88 to 310 lb).
      • They are a sandy-brown color, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back.
      • Barbary Sheep are found in arid mountainous areas where they graze and browse, grasses, bushes and lichens.
      • They are able to obtain all their moisture from food, but if liquid water is available they drink it and wallow in it. T
      • Their main predators in North Africa are leopard and caracal .
    • (Plant)Eragrostis
      Among the Sahara desert plants, the eragrostis is a kind of a grass that is prevalent in the region. This grass spreads rapidly and is used by the inhabitants of the desert. Eragrostis is also popularly known as 'lovegrass'.
    • Animals(Deathstalker Scorpion)
      • Scorpions hunt at night; their prey includes insects, spiders, and other scorpions.
      • Scorpions look like little lobsters, but they carry their curved tail above their head, and it's a formidable weapon ... it carries a stinger which they use to paralyze their prey.
    • Plant(Date Palm)
      • Date palm is among the most important exports of Sahara desert plants.
      • It also serves as an important source of food for the locals.
      • It is also used in the making of certain sweets and stockfeed native to the region.
      • The leaves of this plant are also cooked as vegetables by the natives. Even the seeds of the plant are utilized for making flour or bread.
    • Vocabulary
      Succulents: Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems and/or roots. The storage of water often gives succulent plants a more swollen or fleshy appearance than other plants, also known as succulence. In addition to succulence, succulent plants variously have other water-saving features.
      Estivators: Animal that sleeps during extreme heat.
      Creosote: It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others. It’s a plant from the desert and the sap is use for medicine.
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      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Barbary_Sheep_Tennoji.jpg
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