Animal Species

In the Desert Biome

The Coyote

Common Name: Coyote

Scientific Name: Canis latrans

Adaptations: The Coyote has a tan coat mixed with hairs of rusty brown and gray, and the ends of the hair may be black. The different colors help to hide the coyote in the underbrush, rocks, and grasses.

Desert Kangaroo Rat

Common Name: Kangaroo Rat

Scientific Name: Dipodomys deserti

Adaptations: The kangaroo rat has is a cheek pouch, which it can store food in for weeks while finding shelter. Another adaption is its big, long, fluffy tail. It uses its tail for balance and steering its way.