The Desert Biome
What is it like there?
Did you know that animals and plants in the desert can live on very little water?
There are lots of cactuses and some trees.
Where are they located?
Where in the world?
- north America
- south America
Those are all of the deserts in the world!!!
How do plants survive?
Did you know that some plants store water in their leaves, stems and roots and some plants depend on the rain to grow? Some desert plants collect water from the ground and some plants have hard seeds until rain falls.
Cactus plants have needles on them to keep away animals from getting the water that they store inside of them. Cactuses roots spread out and collect water in very large areas.
How do animals survive?
Desert animals are nocturnal to avoid the hot sun. Some animals will bury themselves underground during the dry season then they will come out when the rain comes. Few large animals live in the desert like camels!
Did you know that camels can live without water longer than other animals in the desert. Camels collect water from their breath as they inhale, have humps on their back, they store fat in their humps, bodies burn fat for energy and lots more!