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Desert Animals

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  • 1. Desert Animals… Cool Facts Every First Grader Should Know
  • 2. Tarantula
    • World’s largest spider
    • Some are so big they can eat lizards, bugs, and mice.
    • Hairs vibrate to inform them of nearby animals.
  • 3. Dromedary Camel
    • This animal can drink 27 gallons of water in a few minutes!
  • 4. Javelina
    • Favorite food  Prickly Pear Cactus
    • Mostly active at night and early morning
  • 5. Coyote
    • Has a great nose that can smell very far away and even underground!
  • 6. Gecko
    • At night their narrow eyes open to help them catch flies!
  • 7. Grasshopper Mouse
    • Tiny whiskers help them smell grasshoppers from far away and also warn them about nearby coyotes.
  • 8. Rattlesnake
    • Rattle at the end of their body warns off enemies before they attack with their poisonous venom.
  • 9. Jackrabbit
    • Blood vessels in their large ears give off heat and keep their body cool.
  • 10. Roadrunner
    • Can run 15 miles an hour.
    • Two toes point forward and two point back which allows it to run fast and catch lizards.
  • 11. Gila Monster
    • One of 2 poisonous lizards in the world.
    • Can go a year or more without eating (it lives off the fat in its tail!)
  • 12. Kangaroo Rat
    • Strong legs make it an excellent burrower.
    • This animal never needs to drink water.
  • 13. Horned Lizard
    • Can shoot blood from its lower eyelid as far as 4 feet!
  • 14. Gila Woodpecker
    • Chisels out nests in a Saguaro cactus and feeds plant’s food to its babies.
  • 15. Elf Owl
    • This nocturnal bird feeds on insects it finds near around the Saguaro.
  • 16. Scorpion
    • Grabs victims with its pinchers and stings them with the poison in its tail.
  • 17. Sidewinder
    • Moves along the desert by throwing its body into two loops and pushes against the ground to create parallel marks.
  • 18. Sandfish
    • This creature burrows into the sand and wiggles along so fast that it seems like it is swimming under the sand!