|DesertAnimals.net, a website in The Animal Spot, is a reference to some of the
animals that can be found in the desert. A desert is defined as a region that receives
very little rainfall. It can be hot or cold. There are various types of deserts all around
the world, from the harsh elements of the Sahara desert in Africa to the 4 deserts of
the Southwestern United States. Areas in Antarctica are examples of cold deserts.
The animals that live in the desert usually have special adaptations that allow them to
survive the extreme temperatures and conditions that are present in a desert. A
good example of an animal with special adaptations is the camel. A camel can drink
very large amounts of water in one day or survive for a relatively long time without
drinking any water.
Some animals of the desert are also endangered, including the Lappet-Faced
Vulture, which is categorized as vulnerable. The World Conservation Union, or IUCN,
has a website which details the endangered status of many animals at
In this website there is also a section for savanna animals. The savanna is a unique
ecosystem that receives more rain than a desert but receives it in large amounts and
then is dry for long periods of time.
At The Animal Spot we are always adding new animals and information so please
stop by and see what's new. We also hope that you will check out our other
websites, RainforestAnimals.net and TundraAnimals.net for great information about
animals of the rainforest. Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy our
reference to desert animals.