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DESERT ANIMALS

By Seema Bhardwaj

TGT ENGLISH (KVVP)

ANIMALS

DESERT

DESERT ANIMALSDesert is a vast sandy stretch of land. This area is considered to be barren land without water and vegetation. Sometimes they do not get rains for long time. Even the desert animals need water. This lesson presents life style of animals in desert. How they survive under very harsh conditions.

DESERT ANIMALSDeserts are the driest places on earth and sometimes go for months, or even years, without rain. But even the desert animals cannot survive without water ,or for long periods in the scorching sun, so they have had to find different ways of coping with the harsh conditions. For example ,gerbils spend the hottest part of the day in cool under ground burrows.

And strange insects called darkling beetles are experts at catching drops of moisture on their legs ,then lifting them into the air until the drops trickle down into their mouths. Not all deserts are endless seas of rolling sands dunes. Some are rocky or pebbly and dotted with small bushes while others are sprinkled with colourful flowers during the spring. There are more than 2300 different kinds of snakes around the world, ranging from just fifteen centimetres long to more than eleven metres. Most snakes are quite harmlessbut there are a few that are so poisonous

They can kill a human being with just one bite.Most snakes lay eggs, but there are many which give birth to their young. In the dry, rocky deserts of America lives a rather evil looking snake with a very bad reputation. Its Frightening rattle can be heard as far as thirty metres away, and it can strike with lightening speed.But the rattlesnake, or rattler as it sometimes called, prefers to avoid people if it possiblycan.

CAMEL

RATTLE SNAKE

BEETLE

MONGOOSE

DESERT ANIMALS

RATTLE SNAKE FIGHTING

WORD - MEANINGSurviveScorchingTickleCopingHarshStrangePebblyTo out liveBurning hotDripTacklingDifficultOddStony

GERBILS

Mouse like desert rodents with long teeth

SAND DUNESHEAPS OF SAND FORMED BY THE WIND

GIVE ANSWERS

Where do gerbils spend the hottest part of the day?Which strange insects have been referred here?What do they catch on their legs?What happened when they lift the drops of moisture in the air?What types of deserts are mentioned here?

ARRANGE THE ANIMALS UNDER THE CORRECTHEADINGSLION,TIGER,MONGOOSE,GERBILS,SNAKE,ELEPHANT,BEAR,JACKAL,TORTOISE,LIZARD DESERT ANIMALS -- FOREST ANIMALS

WRITE THE DOWN THE NAME OF THE INDIAN DESERT

ASSINGMENTFIND OUT THE NAMES OF VARIOUS DESERTS IN THE WORLD -

WORD - MEANING Around Ranging Quite Poisonous Bad reputation FrighteningIn every directionPlaced in orderTotallyVenomous Ill fame Fear

GIVE ANSWERSHow many different kinds of snakes around the world?Are all the snakes harmful?What can very poisonous snakes do?Do all the snakes lay eggs?Where does the evil looking snake live? How far can its frightening rattle be heard?

Compiled by:-SEEMA BHARDWAJTGT (ENGLISH) KV PITAM PURA