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?

    • Answer

      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

brutal
Adjective

extreme, harsh, or cruel.

circumstance
Noun

condition or situation.

Noun

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

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.