Desert animals are distinguishable by their physical adaptations to be able to live in a harsh, dry environment. In the desert, water can be scarce and temperatures can reach upwards of 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). This is why desert dwellers, such as the Camel and the Jackrabbit, have evolved to be equipped to handle extreme conditions with the Camel having the ability to store and carry large amounts of water and the Jackrabbit with large ears that help cool and deflect heat.

Not only can deserts be extremely hot, but their temperatures can also drop at night, as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) due to the lack of cloud cover to maintain heat. The animals living in these desert habitats have evolved to adapt and thrive in one of the most inhospitable, ever-changing habitats on Earth.

How do desert animals survive without water?

Desert animals can survive without water through various physical adaptations. For example, the camel has a hump in which fats are stored and small insects absorb moisture from their surroundings or water droplets from xerophyte plants. Some animals also rest in the colder areas below the desert soil.

Why do desert animals have fur?

Desert animals may have fur to help provide some traction from the ground. Fur also helps the skin of desert animals from the hot sand and ground surfaces. The fur also helps protect them from the sun rays while serving as insulation during cold nights.

What do animals eat in the desert?

Typically, animals in the desert eat plants, insects, and carcasses. It is often easier for smaller animals to find food in the desert and stay satisfied. This is due to the scarcity of food and water as well as extreme climate conditions. Animals usually find food by scavenging around the desert.

Desert Animals Guides
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5.7”-8.1” | 14.5-20.5 cm
19.7”-24” | 50-61 cm (Wingspan)
8.7”-12.2” | 22-31 cm
.18-.36 lb | .08-.165 kg
5-11 years
American Kestrel
20.500
61.000
31.000
0.165
11.00
25500
3D
American Kestrel
.55”-.67” | 1.4-1.7 cm
.51”-.63” | 1.3-1.6 cm
3.1”-3.9” | 7.9-9.9 cm
.02-.17 oz | .5-5 g
3-8 years
Arabian Fat-Tailed Scorpion
1.700
1.600
9.900
0.005
8.00
900
3D
Arabian Fat-Tailed Scorpion
43.3”-66.9” | 110-170 cm
13.4”-21.3” | 34-54 cm
59”-92.5” | 150-235 cm
143-165 lb | 65-75 kg
15-21 years
Arabian Oryx
170.000
54.000
235.000
75.000
21.00
15450
3D
Arabian Oryx
.16”-.22” | .4-.55 cm
.39”-.51” | 1-1.3 cm
2.56”-3.15” | 6.5-8 cm
2 oz | 57 g
5-7 years
Arizona Bark Scorpion
0.550
1.300
8.000
0.057
7.00
10800
3D
Arizona Bark Scorpion
.39”-.55” | 1-1.4 cm
.6”-.8” | 1.5-2 cm
3”-3.5” | 7.5-9 cm
1.8-3.5 oz | 50-100 g
10-25 years
Armadillo Lizard
1.400
2.000
9.000
0.100
25.00
53600
3D
Armadillo Lizard
30”-46” | 76-117 cm
4’7”-6’5” | 1.4-2 m
265-500 lb | 120-250 kg
12-18 years (wild); 18-20 years (captivity)
Asiatic Lion
117.000
200.000
250.000
20.00
7400
3D
Asiatic Lion
7’ | 2.13 m
7.42'-11.5' | 2.25-3.5 m
990-1100 lb | 450-500 kg
20-40 years; 50 (wild)
Bactrian Camel
213.000
350.000
500.000
50.00
12000
3D
Bactrian Camel
.18”-.22” | 4.5-5.5 mm
2.64”-3.5” | 67-89 mm (Wingspan)
.79”-1.1” | 20-28 mm
2-3 months
Black Swallowtail
0.550
8.900
2.800
0.25
20600
3D
Black Swallowtail
28”-31” | 71-79 cm (Shoulder)
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
39.4”-49.2” | 100-125 cm
84-104 lb | 38-47 kg
12-20 years
Brown Hyena
79.000
35.000
125.000
47.000
20.00
8100
3D
Brown Hyena
5.3”-8.9” | 13.5-22.5 cm
20”-24” | 51-61 cm (Wingspan)
6.7”-11” | 17-28 cm
.29-.57 lb | .13-.26 kg
6-11 years
Burrowing Owl
22.500
61.000
28.000
0.260
11.00
34200
3D
Burrowing Owl
3.7”-4.7” | 9.5-12 cm
10.6”-11” | 27-28 cm (Wingspan)
7.1”-9.1” | 18-23 cm
1.2-1.7 oz | 33-47 g
2-7 years
Cactus Wren
12.000
28.000
23.000
0.047
7.00
8620
3D
Cactus Wren
1.2”-2” | 3-5 cm
3’-6.5’ | .91-1.98 m
1-3.3 lb | .45-1.5 kg
10-20 years
California Kingsnake
5.000
198.000
1.500
20.00
16400
3D
California Kingsnake
.43”-.67” | 11-17 mm
.35”-.55” | 9-14 mm
5.51”-8.07” | 14-20.5 cm
1-1.5 years
Camel Spider
1.700
1.400
20.500
1.50
247060
3D
Camel Spider
1.6”-3.15” | 4-8 cm
6.5’-10’ | 1.98-3.05 m
26.4-33 lb | 12-15 kg
15-30 years
Carpet Python
8.000
305.000
15.000
30.00
27200
3D
Carpet Python
29.9”-39.4” | 76-100 cm
9.1”-11.4” | 23-29 cm
35.4”-47.2” | 90-120 cm
44-55 lb | 20-25 kg
12-15 years
Chinkara
100.000
29.000
120.000
25.000
15.00
20900
3D
Chinkara
.35”-.71” | .9-1.8 cm
.4”-.83” | 1-2.1 cm
3”-5.9” | 7.5-15 cm
1.6-2.5 oz | 45-70 g
3-8 years
Common House Gecko
1.800
2.100
15.000
0.070
8.00
136000
3D
Common House Gecko
8.1”-9.4” | 20.5-24 cm
26.8”-31.5” | 68-80 cm (Wingspan)
13”-15.4” | 33-39 cm
.31-.68 lb | .14-.31 kg
15-18 years
Common Kestrel
24.000
80.000
39.000
0.310
18.00
33500
3D
Common Kestrel
.71”-1.1” | 1.8-2.8 cm
.98”-1.38” | 2.5-3.5 cm
7.1”-11” | 18-28 cm
1.6-3 oz | 45-85 g
10-20 years
Common Leopard Gecko
2.800
3.500
28.000
0.085
20.00
300000
3D
Common Leopard Gecko
5.3”-6.3” | 13.5-16 cm (Hanging)
13.8”-15.75” | 35-40 cm (Wingspan)
2.6”-3.5” | 6.5-9 cm (Body)
.88-1.6 oz | 25-45 g
12-29 years
Common Vampire Bat
16.000
40.000
9.000
0.045
29.00
7100
3D
Common Vampire Bat
.6”-1.4” | 1.5-3.5 cm
2’-6’ | .61-1.83 m
1-2 lb | .45-.9 kg
10-23 years
Corn Snake
3.500
183.000
0.900
23.00
255000
3D
Corn Snake
Cougar
150000
21”-28” | 53-71 cm
42”-54” | 107-137 cm
65-200 lb | 30-91 kg
10-13 years (wild); Up to 20 years (captivity)
Cougar
71.000
137.000
91.000
20.00
150000
3D
Cougar
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
32”-37” | 81-94 cm
20-45 lb | 9-20 kg
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
Coyote
61.000
94.000
20.000
20.00
600
3D
Coyote
5.3”-5.7” | 13.5-14.5 cm
13.4”-13.8” | 34-35 cm (Wingspan)
10.6”-11” | 27-28 cm
2.2-3.3 oz | 61-94 g
5-11 years
Curve-Billed Thrasher
14.500
35.000
28.000
0.094
11.00
1650
3D
Curve-Billed Thrasher
1.8”-2” | 4.5-5 cm
2.75”-3.1” | 7-8 cm
.35-.6 oz | 10-17 g
2-3 years (wild); 4-5 years (captivity)
Dark Kangaroo Mouse
5.000
8.000
0.017
5.00
8000
3D
Dark Kangaroo Mouse
.28”-.43” | .7-1.1 cm
.43”-.71” | 1.1-1.8 cm
2.75”-4.33” | 7-11 cm
.035-.09 oz | 1-2.5 g
4-12 years
Deathstalker
1.100
1.800
11.000
0.003
12.00
17200
3D
Deathstalker
1.1”-1.73” | 2.8-4.4 cm
1.06”-1.65” | 2.7-4.2 cm
10”-16” | 25.4-40.6 cm
2-3 oz | 57-85 g
7-14 years
Desert Iguana
4.400
4.200
40.600
0.085
14.00
6300
3D
Desert Iguana
.43”-.71” | 11-18 mm
.35”-.59” | 9-15 mm
1.97”-3.15” | 5-8 cm
3-12 months
Desert Locust
1.800
1.500
8.000
1.00
7100
3D
Desert Locust
.2”-.43” | 5-11 mm
3.9”-5.9” | 10-15 cm
7-10 years
Desert Millipede
1.100
15.000
10.00
1150
3D
Desert Millipede
Dingo
105000
20”-24” | 51-61 cm
28”-43” | 71-109 cm
30-45 lb | 14-20 kg
3-7 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
Dingo
61.000
109.000
20.000
16.00
105000
3D
Dingo
Donkey
119000
43”-57” | 109-145 cm
57”-76” | 145-193 cm
400-500 lb | 180-225 kg
25-40 years
Donkey
145.000
193.000
225.000
25.00
119000
3D
Donkey
28.7”-36.2” | 73-92 cm
7.1”-9.1” | 18-23 cm
35.4”-43.3” | 90-110 cm
31-44 lb | 14-20 kg
15-24 years
Dorcas Gazelle
92.000
23.000
110.000
20.000
24.00
3100
3D
Dorcas Gazelle
7’ | 2.13 m
7.17'-11.17' | 2.19-3.41 m
880-1320 lb | 400-600 kg
40-50 years
Dromedary Camel
213.000
341.000
600.000
50.00
3400
3D
Dromedary Camel
1”-1.4” | 2.5-3.5 cm
3.5’-6’ | 1.07-1.83 m
1.1-4.9 lb | .5-2.2 kg
10-34 years
Eastern Black Rat Snake
3.500
183.000
2.200
34.00
1200
3D
Eastern Black Rat Snake
22”-25” | 56-64 cm
34”-39” | 86-99 cm
45-55 lb | 20-25 kg
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
Eastern Coyote
64.000
99.000
25.000
20.00
3600
3D
Eastern Coyote
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
10”-16” | 25-41 cm
2-4 lb | 1-2 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Fennec Fox
23.000
41.000
2.000
14.00
166000
3D
Fennec Fox
14.2”-19.5” | 36-49.5 cm
52”-59.8” | 132-152 cm (Wingspan)
19.7”-27.2” | 50-69 cm
2.2-4.6 lb | .98-2.08 kg
16-24 years
Ferruginous Hawk
49.500
152.000
69.000
2.080
24.00
10200
3D
Ferruginous Hawk
2.6”-4” | 6.6-10.2 cm
6”-9” | 15.2-22.9 cm
.9-1.3 lb | 400-600 g
2-4 years (wild), up to 6-10 years (captivity)
Four-Toed Hedgehog
10.200
22.900
0.600
10.00
3750
3D
Four-Toed Hedgehog
.28”-.55” | 7-14 mm
3”-6.3” | 7.5-16 cm
3-5 years
Giant Centipede
1.400
16.000
5.00
29040
3D
Giant Centipede
.47”-.63” | 12-16 mm
6.7”-7.9” | 17-20 cm
3-6 years
Giant Desert Centipede
1.600
20.000
6.00
7600
3D
Giant Desert Centipede
.39”-.67” | 1-1.7 cm
.75”-1.25” | 1.9-3.2 cm
3.94”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
.14-.25 oz | 4-7 g
7-10 years (wild); 15-20 years (captivity)
Giant Hairy Scorpion
1.700
3.200
18.000
0.007
20.00
4000
3D
Giant Hairy Scorpion
18”-20” | 46-51 cm
27”-33” | 69-84 cm
18-24 lb | 8-11 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
Golden Jackal
51.000
84.000
11.000
16.00
5000
3D
Golden Jackal
26”-33” | 66-84 cm
40”-72” | 102-183 cm
50-150 lb | 23-68 kg
6-8 years (wild); up to 17 years (captivity)
Gray Wolf
84.000
183.000
68.000
17.00
35000
3D
Gray Wolf
9.6”-14.2” | 24.5-36 cm
35.8”-59.8” | 91-152 cm (Wingspan)
16.9”-25.2” | 43-64 cm
2-5.5 lb | .9-2.5 kg
13-35 years
Great Horned Owl
36.000
152.000
64.000
2.500
35.00
106000
3D
Great Horned Owl
3”-3.9” | 7.5-10 cm
6’-9’ | 1.83-2.74 m
2.2-4.4 lb | 1-2 kg
10-20 years
Inland Taipan
10.000
274.000
2.000
20.00
79900
3D
Inland Taipan
Kit Fox
13000
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)
Kit Fox
30.000
53.000
2.700
14.00
13000
3D
Kit Fox
5.1”-6.3” | 13-16 cm
2.75”-3.9” | 7-10 cm
11.4”-13.8” | 29-35 cm
.7-1.5 lb | .3-.7 kg
4-9 years
Marbled Polecat
16.000
10.000
35.000
0.700
9.00
8800
3D
Marbled Polecat
Meerkat
87000
5.7”-7.9” | 14.5-20 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-3.5” | 7-9 cm
9.8”-13.8” | 25-35 cm
1.3-2.2 lb | .6-1 kg
8-20 years
Meerkat
20.000
9.000
35.000
1.000
20.00
87000
3D
Meerkat
3.9”-4.7” | 10-12 cm (Hanging)
11.4”-13.8” | 29-35 cm (Wingspan)
3.1”-3.9” | 8-10 cm (Body)
.25-.42 oz | 7-12 g
8-12 years
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
12.000
35.000
10.000
0.012
12.00
7000
3D
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
2.2”-2.7” | 5.6-6.8 cm
4.5”-5.7” | 11.5-14.5 cm
2-4.6 oz | 60-130 g
2-3 years (wild); 3-5 years (captivity)
Mongolian Gerbil
6.800
14.500
0.130
5.00
2700
3D
Mongolian Gerbil
41.3”-55.1” | 105-140 cm
55.1”-70.9” | 140-180 cm
441-573 lb | 200-260 kg
15-40 years
Mongolian Wild Ass
140.000
180.000
260.000
40.00
3180
3D
Mongolian Wild Ass
3.3”-4.1” | 8.5-10.5 cm
2.2”-2.75” | 5.5-7 cm
4.3”-5.1” | 11-13 cm (Body)
1.4-1.9 oz | 40-55 g
1-4 years
North African Elephant Shrew
10.500
7.000
13.000
0.055
4.00
100
3D
North African Elephant Shrew
16.9”-20.1” | 43-51 cm
42.1”-47.2” | 107-120 cm (Wingspan)
19.3”-22.8” | 49-58 cm
2-3.5 lb | .9-1.6 kg
18-30 years
Northern Crested Caracara
51.000
120.000
58.000
1.600
30.00
2700
3D
Northern Crested Caracara
1.8”-2.4” | 4.5-6 cm
3.5”-5.5” | 8-14 cm
2.1-3.4 oz | 60-95 g
2-5 years (wild); 5-10 years (captivity)
Ord’s Kangaroo Rat
6.000
14.000
0.095
10.00
26000
3D
Ord’s Kangaroo Rat
.055”-.07” | 1.4-1.8 mm
.06”-.08” | 1.5-2 mm
.28”-.35” | 7-9 mm
1 year
Peacock Spider
0.180
0.200
0.900
1.00
43000
3D
Peacock Spider
8.1”-13” | 20.5-33 cm
29.1”-47.2” | 74-120 cm (Wingspan)
14.2”-22.8” | 36-58 cm
.73-3.3 lb | .33-1.5 kg
15-25 years
Peregrine Falcon
33.000
120.000
58.000
1.500
25.00
205000
3D
Peregrine Falcon
56.3”-63” | 143-160 cm
66.9”-75.6” | 170-192 cm
441-573 lb | 200-260 kg
20-40 years
Persian Onager
160.000
192.000
260.000
40.00
1000
3D
Persian Onager
Pichi
20150
4.7”-7.1” | 12-18 cm
4.1”-5.9” | 10.5-15 cm
10.2”-13.8” | 26-35 cm (Body)
1.5-3.3 lb | .7-1.5 kg
9-13 years
Pichi
18.000
15.000
35.000
1.500
13.00
20150
3D
Pichi
1.2”-1.8” | 3-4.5 cm
.8”-1.2” | 2-3 cm
3.15”-4.7” | 8-12 cm (Body)
.22-.26 lb | .1-.12 kg
3-4 years
Pink Fairy Armadillo
4.500
3.000
12.000
0.120
4.00
27600
3D
Pink Fairy Armadillo
8.3”-10.6” | 21-27 cm
35.4”-44.5” | 90-113 cm (Wingspan)
15”-19.7” | 38-50 cm
1.1-2.1 lb | .5-.95 kg
15-20 years
Prairie Falcon
27.000
113.000
50.000
0.950
20.00
5970
3D
Prairie Falcon
51.2”-61” | 130-155 cm
63”-74.8” | 160-190 cm
551-794 lb | 250-360 kg
20-25 years
Przewalski's Horse
155.000
190.000
360.000
25.00
310
3D
Przewalski's Horse
Red Fox
112000
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)
Red Fox
46.000
86.000
8.000
12.00
112000
3D
Red Fox
4’10”-6’10” | 147-208 cm
39”-63” | 99-160 cm
50-200 lb | 23-91 kg
8-16 years (wild); up to 25-27 years (captivity)
Red Kangaroo
208.000
160.000
91.000
27.00
132000
3D
Red Kangaroo
5.5”-7.9” | 14-20 cm
3.3”-4.7” | 8.5-12 cm
11.8”-16.5” | 30-42 cm (Body)
1.8-2.9 lb | .8-1.3 kg
7-19 years
Ringtail
20.000
12.000
42.000
1.300
19.00
4800
3D
Ringtail
1.1”-1.9” | 2.7-4.7 cm
2”-3” | 4.5-7.6 cm
.7-1 oz | 20-30 g
2-3 years (wild); 4-5 years (captivity)
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
4.700
7.600
0.030
5.00
17000
3D
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
.6”-1.2” | 1.5-3 cm
17”-36” | 43-91 cm
.8-1 lb | .36-.45 kg
18-31 years
Rosy Boa
3.000
91.000
0.450
31.00
25030
3D
Rosy Boa
44.1”-67.7” | 112-172 cm
14.2”-21.7” | 36-55 cm
59”-90.6” | 150-230 cm
198-463 lb | 90-210 kg
15-28 years
Scimitar Oryx
172.000
55.000
230.000
210.000
28.00
13200
3D
Scimitar Oryx
4.3”-8.3” | 11-21 cm
3.9”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
8.7”-16.5” | 22-42 cm (Body)
.66-2.9 lb | .3-1.3 kg
9-16 years
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
21.000
18.000
42.000
1.300
16.00
2650
3D
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
3.1”-5.9” | 8-15 cm
2.6”-4.5” | 6.5-11.5 cm
6.7”-12.2” | 17-31 cm (Body)
.9-2.1 oz | 25-60 g
1-4 years
Somali Elephant Shrew
15.000
11.500
31.000
0.060
4.00
410
3D
Somali Elephant Shrew
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
15”-21” | 38-53 cm
4-7 lb | 2-3 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Swift Fox
30.000
53.000
3.000
14.00
7600
3D
Swift Fox
.4”-1” | 1-2.5 cm
2’-4’ | .61-1.22 m
2-5 lb | .9-2.3 kg
7-15 years
Texas Coral Snake
2.500
122.000
2.300
15.00
7700
3D
Texas Coral Snake
1.26”-1.69” | 3.2-4.3 cm
1.61”-2.4” | 4.1-6.1 cm
6”-8.5” | 15.2-21.6 cm
1.8-3.4 oz | 50-95 g
12-20 years
Thorny Dragon
4.300
6.100
21.600
0.095
20.00
7700
3D
Thorny Dragon
.28”-.47” | 7-12 mm
3.9”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
4-6 years
Tiger Centipede
1.200
18.000
6.00
2600
3D
Tiger Centipede
.13”-.17” | 3.2-4.3 mm (Male); .25”-.33” | 6.3-8.4 mm (Female)
.13”-.18” | 3.4-4.5 mm (Male); .26”-.35” | 6.7-9 mm (Female)
.75”-1.02” | 19-26 mm (Male); 1.5”-1.97” | 38-50 mm (Female)
2-3 years
Western Black Widow
0.840
0.900
5.000
3.00
10000
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Western Black Widow
1.4”-2.75” | 3.5-7 cm
3’-7’ | .91-2.13 m
2.6-14.8 lb | 1.2-6.7 kg
15-26 years
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
7.000
213.000
6.700
26.00
20800
3D
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest group of true foxes. They have a long body and short limbs typically with a rust-red fur coat. Red Foxes stand apart from other foxes due to their large size and ability to adapt to new environments.

They are native to the northern hemisphere including North America, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa with common habitats consisting of forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. Red foxes are typically found in pairs or small groups that consist of families. Their diet consists of small rodents, rabbits, game birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and young ungulates.

Red Foxs have a shoulder height of 14”-18” (35-46 cm), body length between 22”-34” (56-86 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 12-18 lb (5-8 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Fox is 2-4 years in the wild and up to 10-12 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Red Fox
The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest group of true foxes. They have a long body and short limbs typically with a rust-red fur coat. Red Foxes stand apart from other foxes due to their large size and ability to adapt to new environments.

Red Foxs have a shoulder height of 14”-18” (35-46 cm), body length between 22”-34” (56-86 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 12-18 lb (5-8 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Fox is 2-4 years in the wild and up to 10-12 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Red Fox
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Height:
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
Width:
Length:
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
Depth:
Weight:
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes vulpes
Lifespan
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Red Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus tener)
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Texas Coral Snake compared to other snakes

The Texas Coral snake (Micrurus tener) may have the second strongest venom, however, poor delivery of the poison makes it rarely ineffective. The snake is native to the Southern United States and is a member of the family Elapidae; usually shy, secretive, and highly unpredictable with the ability to swing around and bite when grasped. They are nocturnal, oviparous, but no pit vipers. They are small, vibrantly colored, and prefer woodland and densely forested areas. The Texas Coral snakes have rounded heads and smooth dorsal scales. Their larger, longer, and stouter bodies separate them from the Eastern Coral snake.

The Texas Coral Snake has an overall length between 2’-4’ (.61-1.22 m), body width of roughly .4”-1” (1-2.5 cm), and weight from 2-5 lb (.9-2.3 kg). The typical lifespan of the Texas Coral Snake is between 7-15 years.

Set of scaled top view drawings of the Texas Coral Snake
The Texas Coral snake (Micrurus tener) may have the second strongest venom, however, poor delivery of the poison makes it rarely ineffective. The snake is native to the Southern United States and is a member of the family Elapidae; usually shy, secretive, and highly unpredictable.

The Texas Coral Snake has an overall length between 2’-4’ (.61-1.22 m), body width of roughly .4”-1” (1-2.5 cm), and weight from 2-5 lb (.9-2.3 kg). The typical lifespan of the Texas Coral Snake is between 7-15 years.

Set of scaled top view drawings of the Texas Coral Snake
Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus tener)
Height:
Width:
.4”-1” | 1-2.5 cm
Length:
2’-4’ | .61-1.22 m
Depth:
Weight:
2-5 lb | .9-2.3 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Micrurus tener
Lifespan
7-15 years

Drawings include:

Texas Coral Snake top view (assorted)

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Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Inland Taipan compared to other snakes

Also called western taipan, fierce snake, small-scaled snake, the Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) is venomous, agile, and would strike multiple times if provoked. However, they are shy and would slip away from trouble or humans. The Inland taipan belongs to the family Elapidae native to Central East Australia, preferring remote semi-arid regions. The body may be dark or brownish light-green while back, side, and tail are covered in shades of brown or grey though they change color seasonally taking a darker color during winter and lighter color during summer. The Inland taipan is an oviparous creature, diurnal, and envenoms in every bite.

The Inland Taipan has an overall length between 6’-9’ (1.83-2.74 m), body width of roughly 3”-3.9” (7.5-10 cm), and weight from 2.2-4.4 lb (1-2 kg). The typical lifespan of the Inland Taipan is between 10-20 years.

Set of scaled top view drawings of the Inland Taipan
Also called western taipan, fierce snake, small-scaled snake, the Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) is venomous, agile, and would strike multiple times if provoked. However, they are shy and would slip away from trouble or humans. The Inland taipan belongs to the family Elapidae.

The Inland Taipan has an overall length between 6’-9’ (1.83-2.74 m), body width of roughly 3”-3.9” (7.5-10 cm), and weight from 2.2-4.4 lb (1-2 kg). The typical lifespan of the Inland Taipan is between 10-20 years.

Set of scaled top view drawings of the Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Height:
Width:
3”-3.9” | 7.5-10 cm
Length:
6’-9’ | 1.83-2.74 m
Depth:
Weight:
2.2-4.4 lb | 1-2 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Oxyuranus microlepidotus
Lifespan
10-20 years

Drawings include:

Inland Taipan top view (assorted)

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Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus)
Scale illustration of an average Screaming Hairy Armadillo compared to other armadillo species

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) is considered the hairiest armadillo. The hair is white and light brown and covers the limbs, belly, and between scutes. The rest of the body is covered in thick armor that is moveable, allowing the animal to curl up if threatened. It is also the smallest and known as the crying armadillo, small screaming armadillo, or small hairy armadillo, endemic to central and south South America in places with loose sandy soils, savanna, and sun dunes. It is a solitary species that loves to burrow a lot. Besides, it is omnivorous and gives birth to live young ones. During winter, it is diurnal but nocturnal in summer.

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo has a body length in the range of 8.7”-16.5” (22-42 cm) and total weight of .66-2.9 lb (.3-1.3 kg). The Screaming Hairy Armadillo has an estimated standing height between 4.3”-8.3” (11-21 cm), body width of 3.9”-7.1” (10-18 cm), and tail length of 3.5”-7.1” (9-18 cm). The typical lifespan of the Screaming Hairy Armadillo is between 9-16 years.

Series of measured illustrations of the Screaming Hairy Armadillo
The Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) is considered the hairiest armadillo. The hair is white and light brown and covers the limbs, belly, and between scutes. The rest of the body is covered in thick armor that is moveable, allowing the animal to curl up if threatened.

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo has a body length in the range of 8.7”-16.5” (22-42 cm) and total weight of .66-2.9 lb (.3-1.3 kg). The Screaming Hairy Armadillo has an estimated standing height between 4.3”-8.3” (11-21 cm), body width of 3.9”-7.1” (10-18 cm), and tail length of 3.5”-7.1” (9-18 cm). The typical lifespan of the Screaming Hairy Armadillo is between 9-16 years.

Series of measured illustrations of the Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus)
Height:
4.3”-8.3” | 11-21 cm
Width:
3.9”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
Length:
8.7”-16.5” | 22-42 cm (Body)
Depth:
Weight:
.66-2.9 lb | .3-1.3 kg
Area:

Tail Length: 3.5”-7.1” | 9-18 cm

Scientific Name
Chaetophractus vellerosus
Lifespan
9-16 years

Drawings include:

Screaming Hairy Armadillo side view, front

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Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas)
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Dorcas Gazelle compared to an average person

The Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas) inhabits the semi-desert regions of Africa. This is mostly in the savannahs and small dune fields. It is a small gazelle and sometimes called ariel gazelle. Its horns are strong and curved while the ears are longer. Coat color varies depending on location. Species in the Sahara regions have pale-colored coats with white underbellies while those north of Sahara are ochre. Because of the region it exists, it can go for days without water, and withstand high temperatures. These gazelles are mostly browsers and nocturnal. You can find them in pairs or social groupings led by a dominant male.

Dorcas Gazelles have a standing shoulder height between 21.7”-25.6” (55-65 cm), overall body length from 35.4”-43.3” (90-110 cm), standing height of roughly 28.7”-36.2” (73-92 cm), and a body width of 7.1”-9.1” (18-23 cm). The weight of a Dorcas Gazelle is between 31-44 lb (14-20 kg). Dorcas Gazelles have a typical lifespan of 15-24 years.

Set of standing side and front elevation drawings of the Dorcas Gazelle
The Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas) inhabits the semi-desert regions of Africa. This is mostly in the savannahs and small dune fields. It is a small gazelle and sometimes called ariel gazelle. Its horns are strong and curved while the ears are longer. Coat color varies depending on location.

Dorcas Gazelles have a standing shoulder height between 21.7”-25.6” (55-65 cm), overall body length from 35.4”-43.3” (90-110 cm), standing height of roughly 28.7”-36.2” (73-92 cm), and a body width of 7.1”-9.1” (18-23 cm). The weight of a Dorcas Gazelle is between 31-44 lb (14-20 kg). Dorcas Gazelles have a typical lifespan of 15-24 years.

Set of standing side and front elevation drawings of the Dorcas Gazelle
Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas)
Height:
28.7”-36.2” | 73-92 cm
Width:
7.1”-9.1” | 18-23 cm
Length:
35.4”-43.3” | 90-110 cm
Depth:
Shoulder Height
21.7”-25.6” | 55-65 cm
Weight:
31-44 lb | 14-20 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Gazella dorcas
Lifespan
15-24 years

Drawings include:

Dorcas Gazelle side elevation, front, back, lying down

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