Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Activity Discussion General Discussion What are the adaptations of animals in the desert? Reply To: What are the adaptations of animals in the desert?

  • Shivani

    June 25, 2021 at 8:56 am
    Not Helpful

    Some of the animals have adapted to survive in the hot desert areas, and, apart from the scorpions and small reptiles. In areas with more water, the level of biodiversity is increasing, as is the vegetation, such as shrubs, cacti, and multi-drug resistant trees, and is the base of a wide, food-web. Because in the desert there is to be found on most continents, and a variety of animal species, have evolved to survive in the harsh desert environment.

    Camels have been domesticated for at least 3,500 years ago, and have long been valued as beasts of burden. They can carry large loads of up to 25 miles per hour. Camels have adapted to survive in the hot desert, because:

    there are thresholds for the storage of fat, which a camel can divide in water, energy and food will be provided.

    rarely sweat, even when the temperature is high, so if they are liquid, they will be able to store it for a longer period of time.

    big, hard, lips, and allow them to pick a dry and thorny desert vegetation;

    they have a broad, flat, leathery feet, and in order to reduce weight, and protect you from the burning sand,

    you lose a little bit of water during urination, and perspiration;

    they have a the nostrils, and two rows of eyelashes to protect against the sand.

For Worksheets & PrintablesJoin Now