Desert Life

Learn about plants and animals that live in the desert.


The desert is a hot and dry climate where few plants and animals can survive.


Most animals that live in the desert are active only during the night, when the temperature has cooled down. These animals are called nocturnal animals. A few examples of nocturnal animals are coyotes, jackrabbit, and scorpions.
Desert animals

Desert Plants

There are several plants that live in deserts harsh climate. Desert plants are able to survive there because of how they collect water and how they reduce water loss.