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Desert Survivors Australia’s Desert Animals
Australia’s Desert Animals n Today you are going to learn about 5 of Australia’s desert animals. Each animal has adapted their way of life to survive in some of the world’s toughest living conditions n Read each slide as they pass and wait for your teacher to highlight what notes you might need to take
The Bilby Like most desert animals the bilby hides during the day and forages at night to avoid heat and dehydration. They are so efficient in conserving water that they don't need to drink. They get enough moisture from their food
Perentie The Perentie is a monitor lizard that lives in Australian deserts. To survive the heat is shelters in huge underground burrows that often have many escape tunnels. Perenties are amongst the top predators in the Australian deserts.
Thorny Devil This weird looking creature has adapted an ingenious way of drinking to survive in the desert. It has tiny grooves throughout its skin that all lead to its mouth, allowing it to live of rain drops and even small amounts of dew off vegetation it runs through
Red Kangaroo The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world. They survive in Australia’s desert by being able to travel vast distances in short amounts of time to find new vegeation and sources of water. They are also very good at conserving energy!
Camels are not native to Australia but were introduced 100+ years ago. Camels survive in the desert due to their ability to conserve precious water for months in their ‘humps’ and their long legs allow them to travel easily through the harsh environment.