Roadrunners

Strong, fast, and fearless, roadrunners are the ultimate desert-dwelling birds! Their bodies maintain water by excreting salt through glands near their eyes, and their powerful...

Bighorn Sheep

From padded split hooves made to scale rocky terrain to reflective fur, bighorn sheep have what it takes to survive in the desert! These tough animals survive even the driest of...

Disgusting Plants

Not all plants smell as sweet as a rose. Carrion flowers smell like rotting flesh to attract flies and other pollinators. Others, like the Venus flytrap and Nepenthes truncata,...

Collared Lizards

Spend a day hiking in the Sonoran Desert, and you may spot an unusual sight: a lizard sprinting on two legs! Collared lizards reach speeds of up to 16 miles per hour while racing...

Disgusting Animals

Some animals do some really gross things. Horned toads shoot blood out of their eyes, turkey vultures vomit in self-defense, and skunks spray their nasty-smelling mist more than...

Fennec Foxes

The gigantic ears of fennec foxes are not just for hearing small rodents scurry under the Saharan sands: these appendages radiate heat during scorching desert days to keep the...

Bark Scorpions

Bark scorpions are the only scorpions in the Sonoran Desert that can climb! These critters use their ability to hide in cool, dark places while they wait to ambush their prey!...

Disgusting Jobs

Do you avoid cleaning your room? Just imagine cleaning up garbage, crime scenes, or even septic tanks for your job! They may not be glamorous, but these jobs need to be done....

Sidewinders

S-shaped markings trail behind a rattlesnake scaling a tall desert dune. It is a sidewinder making its characteristic climb! These snakes have developed a special way of moving so...

Disgusting Foods

There are many strange foods out there that don't sound appetizing at first. From rotting shark meat to fried spiders, there’s sure to be something that can test the strength of...

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