A Desert Habitat A desert habitat is a harsh environment with very little rain and extreme temperatures. A land of hot days and cold nights. Some deserts are dry and hot like northern Africa’s Sahara Desert. Some deserts are cold like the Gobi Desert in Asia. Desert plants may have to go without fresh water for many years.
Animals that live in the desertOstrichMeerkatSand cat
Reptiles that live in the desert Zebra tail lizard Desert horned lizard Sonoran desert toad
Largest and smallest animals in the desert Camel is one of thelargest animals in the desert Kangaroo rat is oneof the smallest animals in the desert
Ways animals cope in the desert Some animals sleep during the day and only come out at night when it is cool like the kangaroo rat. They can change the dry seeds they eat into water, and they do not sweat or pant like other animals to keep cool. They spend their days in their burrows where the air is moist and humid. Some large animals look for shade during the hottest part of the day. Some animals dig a hollow pit into the ground and lie in the cooler soil. Desert Bighorn Sheep use their hooves and horns to remove spines from cacti, then eat the juicy insides.
2 Countries that have desert areas Australia- Simpson Desert Northern Africa – Sahara Desert