Desert Animal Adaptations List
Camels jackrabbits foxes snakes insects are some of the predominant xerocoles or desert animals.
Desert animal adaptations list. How animals adapt to extremely arid conditions Eg camels. Xerocoles have a built-in mechanism which minimizes the moisture loss during excretion and evaporation. Thus adaptations of desert animals are actually the adjustments to protect themselves against high temperatures to live without water and to conserve water as far as possible.
Water so necessary for life processes is often scarce. It has a longer darker winter coat short legs and seldom measures more than 21 m from the ground to the top of the humps. They have specialized kidneys which retain water from urine so excretion occurs in uric acid form.
A light-colored coat to reflect heat. Science - How animals adapt to desert habitat - English. Long eye lashes hairy ears and closing nostrils help to keep out sand.
And living in a burrow. The ability either to store water or to survive on very little water. Xerocoles are animals which adapt themselves to desert conditions.
List of Desert Animals. Other common adaptations seen in desert animals include big ears light-colored coats humps to store fat and adaptations that help conserve water. Water is used up in the cooling process and can quickly dehydrate even the most water retentive animal so most desert animals have adapted their behavior to avoid getting too hot.
Below is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Hairy paws for walking on hot sand. However turkeys and black vultures are dark in color and hence they absorb considerable amount of heat during the day.
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