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Desert Animals Summary
Desert Animals Introduction
The lesson provides the necessary details of various desert animals. The information is provided not only of Indian animals but also of other regions. Their habitat, food and other traits are discussed in the lesson.
Desert Animals Summary of the Lesson
Desert is the driest place on earth. Desert is an enormous land of sand rocks or covered with small bushes. The animals can survive without water for a few days. They also required water to survive. To cope up with harsh conditions the animals and insects have adapted themselves.
Snakes are of different kinds ranging from centimeter to a few meters. They may breed by laying eggs or by giving birth to their young ones. They can be non-poisonous to deadly ones. Rattlesnakes of America attack with the speed of lightning.
The rattle-snakes defend themselves and sense through vibration only like other snakes.
They feed on a variety of prey like mice, chipmunks and other small animals
Mongooses hunt together and are always alert for dangerous predators. They send alert signals like twittering and calling. They travel in groups and are strange in behavior. They feed on beetles, millipedes and on other small creatures.
The females breed together and their kitten are raised by the whole group inside an old termite mount or hollow log. One or two male adults guard the whole group.
Camels usually live in small groups. They have long shaggy winter coats to keep themselves warm. A thirsty camel can drink as much as thirty gallons of water. It can survive on the moisture of desert plants how thorny it may be.
The single-humped camels are known as Dromedary and the two-humped camels are called Bactrian. The humps are full of fats and help them to survive for days.