Subtropical Climate AnimalsDeserts are known for their subtropical climate. Deserts are found in parts of the world that have very little rain each year. Some desert areas haven’t received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years!
Here are some animals that can live in these very dry climates; some can even go days without drinking water:
Dromedary Camels: They can last days without having anything to drink! The big hump on their back is one of the many reasons why they are able to live in dry climates. The hump allows them to store lots of water, plus they do not sweat very much which helps keep them from getting very thirsty. When it comes to food, they eat plants – even thorny ones! They also have really thick eyelashes that protect their eyes from the blowing desert sand.
Ostriches: They may not be able to fly, but they are the largest and fastest running birds in the entire world! They will eat pretty much anything if they have to, but mostly plants, grass and seeds. They don’t drink very much - that helps them survive in dry climates.
Sidewinder Rattlesnake: They always crawl sideways with their bodies in an “S” shape. This allows them to glide across the desert sands, making it easy for them to live in dry climates. They eat things like lizards and small rats. They are usually light tan, brown or gray with small dark patches. Their color helps blend them in with the desert sands protecting from being hurt by other animals.
Spotted Hyena: They are really good swimmers and can walk under water! They can make over 10 different sounds, but the most popular sound is the laughing noise they make – this is why they are also called Laughing Hyenas. They eat animals like zebras and wildebeests. They can survive in various types of environments, including dry climates.
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