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Adaptations

Desert animals are adapted to save water and stay cool

Firstly, they have a large surface area to volume ratio. This allows them to lose more body heat,
which prevents them from overheating.

Most of them have a sandy skin colour which means they can easily camouflage, avoiding predators,…

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Desert plants have adapted to coping with little water

The plants in deserts have a small surface area compared to volume. Plants lose water from leaves,
so having something else such as spines (in cactuses) reduces water loss.

Most desert plants have a water storage system inside them. They basically…

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