What kind of animals live in the Sahara Desert?
Here the list of 10 amazingly adaptive Sahara desert animals.
- 10 Golden Jackal.
- 9 Horned Viper.
- 8 Dorcas Gazelle.
- 7 Addax Antelope.
- 6 Scarab Beetle.
- 5 Desert Monitor.
- 4 Ostrich.
- 3 Fennec Fox.
Cacti are native to the American continent. I don't think there are any in the Sahara. However, you'll find some succulents that look like cacti, but those are most probably Euphorbia or other species.
- The animals include, for a few examples, Barbary sheep, oryx, anubis baboon, spotted hyena, dama gazelle, common jackal and sand fox; the birds--ostriches, secretary birds, Nubian bustards and various raptors; the reptiles--cobras, chameleons, skinks, various lizards and (where there is sufficient water) crocodiles;
- During the day the temperature may reach 50°C, when at night it may fall to below 0°C. Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year. Most deserts are found between 20° and 35° north and south of the equator. Climate graph for the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the largest desert, covering 9 million km2.
- Nothing can grow in a true desert – but many cacti do grow in very dry areas which might be known as deserts. The giant saguaro grows in the Sonoran Desert. This is the second largest desert in North America covering parts of California and Arizona and stretching over the border to Mexico.
The Sahara covers large parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, extends over 9 million square kilometres (3,500,000 sq miles), and it covers about 1⁄4 of the African continent.
- The Kalahari Desert - or Kgalagadi, as it is known in Botswana – stretches across 7 countries – Botswana, Zambia, the Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Sahara Desert
- The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world, with a mean temperature sometimes over 30 °C (86 °F) and the averages high temperatures in summer are over 40 °C (104 °F) for months at a time, and can even soar to 47 °C (117 °F).
Prominent among the relict woody plants of the Saharan highlands are species of olive, cypress, and mastic trees. Other woody plants found in the highlands and elsewhere in the desert include species of Acacia and Artemisia, doum palm, oleander, date palm, and thyme.
- Types of natural vegetation in India/vegetation types of India:
- Tropical Evergreen Rain Forests.
- Deciduous or Monsoon Type of Forests.
- Dry Deciduous Forests.
- Mountain Forests.
- Tidal or Mangrove Forests.
- Semi-Desert and Desert Vegetations.
- In addition to being extremely dry, the Sahara is also one of the hottest regions in the world. The average annual temperature for the desert is 86°F (30°C) but during the hottest months temperatures can exceed 122°F (50°C), with the highest temperature ever recorded at 136°F (58°C) in Aziziyah, Libya.
- Yes, there are lots of them. Across most areas, you can find Opuntia -- prickly pear -- both wild and cultivated. Opuntia, however, is not native to the region. Cacti are native only to the Western Hemisphere, so all the Middle Eastern cacti are imported, intentionally or accidentally.
Updated: 5th October 2018