FACTS ABOUT DESERTS

Yennifer Escobar

Definition of Desert.

Definition: Any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost or absence of soil.

Animals in the desert

People think that the only animals in the deserts are camels, snakes and lizards. Really, there are many more animals living in the desert. There are coyotes, foxes, peccaries, tarantulas, scorpions, ring tailed cats, antelope, skunks, mule deer, boars and in some places animals and elephants. There is an abundance of small animals that support the deserts population of hawks, falcon, owls, roadrunners, buzzards, and eagles. Wood peckers make their homes in the large cactuses that are in some of the deserts.
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