Desert flora & fauna

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Desert flora & fauna

  1. 1. DESERT FLORA AND FAUNA
  2. 2. • Deserts cover about a fifth of the earth's surface and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year! • There are both hot and cold deserts. Antarctica is the largest desert in the world, while the Sahara in Africa is the largest of the hot deserts. • Another type of desert is the coastal desert, for example, the Atacama Desert in Chile.
  3. 3. • In the desert you will find many plants. Deserts plants have many adaptations to survive in such a dry environment. They are good at storing and finding water. The most common desert plant is the cactus. • Plants have adapted so that their roots are shallow enough to reach the water of a storm, or deep enough to access the ground water.
  4. 4. Agave
  5. 5. Barrel Cactus
  6. 6. Joshua Tree
  7. 7. Ocotillo
  8. 8. Prickly Pear
  9. 9. Saguaro Cactus
  10. 10. Camel
  11. 11. Armadillo Lizard
  12. 12. Gila Monster
  13. 13. Thorny Devil
  14. 14. Sonoran Desert Toad
  15. 15. Desert Tortoise
  16. 16. Javelina
  17. 17. Dingo
  18. 18. Fennec Fox
  19. 19. Lappet-faced Vulture
  20. 20. Sidewinder Snake
  21. 21. • All the images have been taken from Wikimedia Commons

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