DESERT ANIMALS

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DESERT ANIMALS

Types Of Desert :

Types Of Desert

Desert Aero plane Camels:

Desert Aero plane Camels camel can travel long distances which allow them to take advantage of the maximum number of resources. Perhaps nowhere else on earth is more associated with the camel than the Arabian Peninsula .

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Camels are used as draft and saddle animals in desert regions of Africa, Arabia, and Asia. Adaptations to windblown deserts include double rows of eyelashes, the ability to close the nostrils, and wide-spreading soft feet. They also can tolerate dehydration and high body temperatures.

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The camel has played such an important role in Arab culture that there are over 160 words for "camel" in the Arabic language. As early as 1800 BC, trade routes from Asia and Africa crossed the Arabian Peninsula carrying spices, incense, gold, ivory, and silk on their way to Europe and the lands of the Fertile Crescent

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Camels were used by the Neatens in the first century BC, on their way from the Gulf of Aqaba to the trading capital of Petra in central Jordan. Camels were used by the Bedouin, whose warriors formed the nucleus of the Muslim armies that conquered the Byzantine and Persian Empires in the 7th century AD. War, trade, and civilization -- all riding on the back of a hump.

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By living in deserts, mountains, and other arid places Camels are able to avoid predators, and others who would compete for resources efficiently use the resources their environments provide. A camel can travel long distances which allow them to take advantage of the maximum number of resources.

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Camels are good riding animals : they can either run very fast over a short distance, or cover very long distances without tiring. Camel racing is an increasingly appreciated sport, particularly in the Middle East.

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Camels can carry heavy loads, and have been used for centuries in caravans that crossed the Sahara carrying salt, gold and other goods. Desert families are nomadic, not because they have weird ideas, but because they have to move around looking for new pastures for their camels.

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Desert nomads depend on the camel for survival. Firstly, camels supply milk in environments where there is nothing to eat for humans. Camel meat is excellent : practically disease-free, practically cholesterol-free. Camel hair and wool is used to weave tents and rugs.

Modern Desert Holidays:

Nowadays most nomads have become city-dwellers, but they still love camels and the nomadic lifestyle. Whenever they can take some holidays, they pile a tent and its furnishings into a pick-up truck and go off into the 'bush '. Modern Desert Holidays

Desert King Snake:

Desert King Snake Both the speckled king and the desert king snakes are glossy black (often dark brown), with a profusion of singular yellow spots. For the speckled king snake, nearly every scale on the back and sides has a yellow spot, but in the desert king snake the spots are confined to the sides and to narrow cross bands that pass, at intervals.

PErentie Lizard:

PErentie Lizard The Perentie, a two meter monitor lizard that lives in the Australian deserts, uses the same strategy: it shelters in underground burrows. Those burrows are huge and often have many escape tunnels. Not that the Perentie would need them.

The Thorny devil:

The Thorny devil The thorny devil is one of the most unusual looking animals of the Australian desert, and its adaptation to its harsh environment is ingenious to say the least.

the Bearded dragon:

the Bearded dragon Another desert dweller from the family of Australian lizards : the bearded dragon. Bearded dragons are found mainly in the central desert regions of Australia.

The red kangaroo:

The red kangaroo The Red Kangaroo, the largest marsupial in the world, is the most famous kangaroo species, but it is only one of many. The "big reds" are the species that inhabits the driest parts of Australia, the central deserts

The desert dingo :

The desert dingo The dingo has lived in Australia for much longer than any other introduced animal. Still, it didn't evolve here. Dingo were introduced at least 3500 years ago.

Types of vultures :

Types of vultures Habitat The habitat is exclusively mountainous terrain (500–4,000 m/1,600–13,000 ft). An individual has been seen at 24,000 feet (7,300 m). [4] It breeds from mid December to mid February, laying 1 to 2 eggs, which hatch between 53 and 58 days

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Etymology This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Vulture barbatus . [5] The name of the Lammergeier originates from German Lämmergeier , which means "lamb-vulture" or "lamb-hawk". The name stems from the belief that it attacked lambs

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Legend The Greek playwright Aeschylus was said to have been killed in 456 or 455 BC by a tortoise dropped by an eagle who mistook his bald head for a stone – if this incident did occur, the Lammergeier must be a likely candidate for the "eagle

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Turkey Vulture The Turkey Vulture , Cathartes aura , is a bird found throughout most of the Americas . It also known in some North American regions as the Turkey Buzzard (or just "buzzard"), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John Crow or Carrion Crow .

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Ecology and behavior The Turkey Vulture is gregarious and roosts in large community groups, breaking away to forage independently during the day. Several hundred vultures may roost communally in groups which sometimes even include Black Vultures

Types of kangaroo RED Kangaroo:

Types of kangaroo RED Kangaroo The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) [2] is the largest kangaroo . The word macropus means "big foot" [3] and rufus means red. It is the largest mammal in Australia , and the largest marsupial in the world. It lives in the arid open areas of Australia which covers much of the country.

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Description The Red Kangaroo is a very large kangaroo. The fur is short, red to brown in colour, fading to a pale colour below and on the legs. Females are smaller than males and are a blue-grey colour with a small amount of brown pale grey below.

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The Red Kangaroo is nocturnal and crepuscular , and spends the day sleeping or resting in the shade. It is active in the cool of the evening and at dawn. It lives alone or in small groups called 'mobs'. Membership of these groups often changes, and males are not territorial.

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