The Desert Biome

Latitude:

15° and 35° latitude

Temperature and rainfall:

  • About 250 mm of rain per year
  • Average of 38°C (day), average of -3.9°C (night)

Animals:

  • Sonoran Desert Toad
  • Arizona Bark Scorpion
  • Black Widow Spider (Western)
  • Cactus Wren
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Lappet-faced Vultures
  • Ostrich
  • Caracal
  • Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
  • Fennec Fox
  • Kangaroo Rat
  • Meerkat
  • Pronghorn
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Sidewinder Rattlesnake
  • Texas Banded Gecko
  • Texas Horned Lizard

Plants:

  • Saguaro cactus
  • Tumbleweed
  • Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Mexican poppies
  • Weathered trees
  • Wildflowers
Ostrich
Prickly Pear Cactus

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