The humps on the camels are not water reservoirs but rather a storage place for their fatty tissues. Keeping their fatty tissues in their humps minimizes insulation throughout their body and this allows them to survive even on extremely hot places.
Distinct for its horn-like scales, the horned viper is usually found in the Middle East. The bite of a horned viper is not fatal but can lead to abdominal pain, sweating, and even kidney failure.
The norcas gazelle is usually found in the north Africa and in Sahara. It can go without water as it can hydrate itself through plants.
Jerboa can be mistaken into a mouse or rat. It is about 2 to 6 inches in length and has a tail that is longer than its head and body.
Dung literally means “poop”. These beetles are named as such because they feed on feces.
The fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world. Typically found in the Sahara, this is a nocturnal animal that feeds on plants and rodents. Among its distinctive features are its bat-like ears.
A unique feature of the addax antilope is that its coat could vary depending on the season. It can be greyish brown during winter and a lighter brown colour during summer.
The cold-blooded monitor lizard has a long tongue that is highly sensitive to taste and smell. It’s a known predator in the desert that does its hunting during the day.
The colour of the deathstalker scorpion varies depending on its environment. People with history of heart disease or allergies are more likely to die from its sting.
Hyenas are carnivorous animals found in the desert. They are usually aggressive and have been known to attack animals and even humans.