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.

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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
84" (7’) | 2.13 m
89"-138" (7’5”-11’6”) | 225-350 cm
990-1100 lb | 450-500 kg
20-40 years; 50 (wild)
Bactrian Camel
213.000
350.000
500.000
20.00
12000
3D
Bactrian Camel
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
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
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
84" (7’) | 2.13 m
86"-134" (7’2”-11’2”) | 219-341 cm
880-1320 lb | 400-600 kg
40-50 years
Dromedary Camel
213.000
341.000
600.000
40.00
3400
3D
Dromedary Camel
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Coyote
Comparison illustration of the size of a Coyote to a typical person

The Mexican Coyote (Canis latrans cagottis) has a vivid fur coloring ranging from brown, white, tawny, gray, and rust red. The Mexican coyote is 1 of 19 subspecies of the coyote. They are native to both Mexico and central America.

They usually breed once a year and are less likely to form packs than wolves. The Mexican Coyote is carnivorous and 90% of the diet is other mammals, but they may also eat frogs and snakes. In the wild coyotes have a lifespan of about 10 years and in captivity they have a longevity of up to 18 years.

Coyotes have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 32”-37” (81-94 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 20-45 lb (9-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Coyote
The Mexican Coyote (Canis latrans cagottis) has a vivid fur coloring ranging from brown, white, tawny, gray, and rust red. The Mexican coyote is 1 of 19 subspecies of the coyote. They are native to both Mexico and central America.

Coyotes have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 32”-37” (81-94 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 20-45 lb (9-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Coyote
Coyote
Height:
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
Width:
Length:
32”-37” | 81-94 cm
Depth:
Weight:
20-45 lb | 9-20 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis latrans
Lifespan
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)

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Coyote side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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Roborovski Dwarf Hamster

The Roborovski Dwarf Hamster, whose scientific name is Phodopus roborovskii, is a small species of hamster measuring two to three inches long on average, with a portly body, short legs, and short tail. Dwarf Hamsters are omnivores with specific diets as a result of the region they inhabit and the season.

Due to its tiny size however, it will more often prey on insects rather than on smaller animals. The Roborovski Dwarf Hamster lives in burrows dug underground to protect itself, either occupying these shelters alone or in small groups depending on the species.

Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters have a height of 1.1”-1.9” (2.7-4.7 cm), body length between 2”-3” (4.5-7.6 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .7-1 oz (20-30 g). The tail length of a Roborovski Dwarf Hamster is .125” (3 mm). Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters have a typical lifespan of 2-3 years in the wild and 4-5 years in captivity.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
The Roborovski Dwarf Hamster, whose scientific name is Phodopus roborovskii, is a small species of hamster measuring two to three inches long on average, with a portly body, short legs, and short tail. Dwarf Hamsters are omnivores with specific diets as a result of their habitats and seasons.

Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters have a height of 1.1”-1.9” (2.7-4.7 cm), body length between 2”-3” (4.5-7.6 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .7-1 oz (20-30 g). The tail length of a Roborovski Dwarf Hamster is .125” (3 mm). Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters have a typical lifespan of 2-3 years in the wild and 4-5 years in captivity.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
Height:
1.1”-1.9” | 2.7-4.7 cm
Width:
Length:
2”-3” | 4.5-7.6 cm
Depth:
Weight:
.7-1 oz | 20-30 g
Area:
Tail Length
.125” | 3 mm
Scientific Name
Phodopus roborovskii
Lifespan
2-3 years (wild); 4-5 years (captivity)

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Roborovski Dwarf Hamster side elevation (standing), front (standing)

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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.

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
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)

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

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Four-Toed Hedgehog | African Pygmy Hedgehog

The Four-Toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris), also known as the African Pygmy Hedgehog, is a small mammal with a long snout, short spines on their back, and an underside that is covered in soft white or brown fur. It has an oval shaped body covered in spines that are used as protection by rolling into a ball when they feel threatened. As its name implies, it has 4 toes on each hindfoot.

Female Four-Toed Hedgehogs are typically larger than males and they also have large ears and whiskers. This species of hedgehogs is native to the central and eastern African region where they typically live in the savannah and cropland habitats. The Four-Toed Hedgehog is a nocturnal animal and is typically alone. Their diet includes insects, grubs, snails, spiders, and small plants. They are one of the most popular species of domesticated hedgehogs.

Four-Toed Hedgehogs have a shoulder height of 2.6”-4” (6.6-10.2 cm), body length between 6”-9” (15.2-22.9 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .9-1.3 lb (400-600 g). The tail of the Four-Toed Hedgehog is 1-1.5” (2.5-3.8 cm) in length. Four-Toed Hedgehogs have a typical lifespan of 2-4 years in the wild and up to 6-10 years when raised in captivity as a pet.

Collection of dimensioned and scaled illustrations of Four-Toed Hedgehog in various standing poses
The Four-Toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris), also known as the African Pygmy Hedgehog, is a small mammal with a long snout, short spines on their back, and an underside that is covered in soft white or brown fur. It has an oval shaped body covered in spines that are used as protection.

Four-Toed Hedgehogs have a shoulder height of 2.6”-4” (6.6-10.2 cm), body length between 6”-9” (15.2-22.9 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .9-1.3 lb (400-600 g). The tail of the Four-Toed Hedgehog is 1-1.5” (2.5-3.8 cm) in length. Four-Toed Hedgehogs have a typical lifespan of 2-4 years in the wild and up to 6-10 years when raised in captivity as a pet.

Collection of dimensioned and scaled illustrations of Four-Toed Hedgehog in various standing poses
Four-Toed Hedgehog | African Pygmy Hedgehog
Height:
2.6”-4” | 6.6-10.2 cm
Width:
Length:
6”-9” | 15.2-22.9 cm
Depth:
Weight:
.9-1.3 lb | 400-600 g
Area:
Tail Length
1-1.5” | 2.5-3.8 cm
Scientific Name
Atelerix albiventris
Lifespan
2-4 years (wild), up to 6-10 years (captivity)

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Four-Toed Hedgehog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), front (sitting)

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Asiatic Lion
Scale illustration of average male and female Asiatic Lions with dimensions for height and length compared to a human

A subspecies of lion, the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo leo) finds its origins in the Middle East and India and inhabits the sanctuary of the Gir Forest National Park. Currently, the population of this subspecies is approximately 500 to 600 living animals.

Differences between the Asiatic lion and the African lion include: shape and bone development of the head, a more moderate mane that leaves the top of the head and the ears exposed, and color variations of tawny to a sandy hue. Male Asiatic lions are solitary, often forming loose prides while female Asiatic lions form stronger and more numbered prides with other female lions and their cubs.

Asiatic Lions have a shoulder height between 30”-46” (76-117 cm), body length of 4’7”-6’5” (1.4-2 m), and weight in the range of 265-500 lb (120-250 kg). The tail of an Asiatic Lion is 30”-40” (76-102 cm) in length. Asiatic Lions have a typical lifespan of 12-18 years in the wild and 18-20 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of male Asiatic Lions in various poses
A subspecies of lion, the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo leo) finds its origins in the Middle East and India and inhabits the sanctuary of the Gir Forest National Park. Currently, the population of the Asiatic Lion subspecies is approximately 500 to 600 living animals on the planet.

Asiatic Lions have a shoulder height between 30”-46” (76-117 cm), body length of 4’7”-6’5” (1.4-2 m), and weight in the range of 265-500 lb (120-250 kg). The tail of an Asiatic Lion is 30”-40” (76-102 cm) in length. Asiatic Lions have a typical lifespan of 12-18 years in the wild and 18-20 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of male Asiatic Lions in various poses
Asiatic Lion
Height:
30”-46” | 76-117 cm
Width:
Length:
4’7”-6’5” | 1.4-2 m
Depth:
Weight:
265-500 lb | 120-250 kg
Area:

Male:

Height: 36”-46” | 91-117 cm

Length: 5’6”-6’5” | 1.68-2 m

Weight: 330-500 lb | 150-250 kg



Female:

Height: 30”-40” | 76-102 cm

Length: 4’7”-5’8” | 1.4-1.73 m

Weight: 265-408 lb | 120-185 kg

Tail Length
30”-40” | 76-102 cm
Scientific Name
Panthera leo leo
Lifespan
12-18 years (wild); 18-20 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Asiatic Lion male and female side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (lying down)

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