Sonoran Babies

  • The Sonoran Desert, stretching from California, to Arizona, to Mexico, is a brutal environment—freezing cold, intense heat, and almost no water. Yet, somehow, a variety of creatures call the desert home and manage to thrive there.

    Join Wild Chronicles to see how the remarkable animals of the Sonoran Desert raise their young under extraordinary circumstances, ushering in a new generation that will call the desert home.

    1. The harsh climate of the Sonoran Desert is home to hundreds of animals. What species are featured in this Wild Chronicles video?

      Animals mentioned in the video include:

      • javelinas
      • cactus bees
      • woodpeckers
      • curved-bill thrashers
      • king snakes
      • grasshopper mice
      • giant centipedes


      Animals shown, but not mentioned in the video include:

      • quail
      • gila monsters
      • scorpions
      • coyotes
  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    brutal Adjective

    extreme, harsh, or cruel.

    circumstance Noun

    condition or situation.

    desert Noun

    area of land that receives no more than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of precipitation a year.

    Encyclopedic Entry: desert
    environment Noun

    conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.

    extraordinary Adjective

    unusual or uncommon.

    generation Noun

    group in a species made up of members that are roughly the same age.

    remarkable Adjective

    unusual and dramatic.

    thrive Verb

    to develop and be successful.