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Learn about the sand cat. These cute little desert animals are expert hunters. They rest during the hot days and look for food at night. Find out what parts of their body make them so skilled for desert life.

Some animals that live in the desert rest during the day and are active at night. These are called nocturnal animals. During the day, the sand may be too hot to move on. But when the sun goes down, it cools. Animals will use the night to hunt for food. They may have big eyes to help them see in the dark.

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Making Connections


What sort of adaptions would you have to make if you lived in a desert?


Have you read a book about any other biomes? If so, how are they similar to and different from deserts?


Do you know anything about the people who live in deserts? What do you think their lives would look like?

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