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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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Animal

Any member of the animal kingdom including multicellular marine organisms, worms, insects, spiders, crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Also see: Wildlife

picture of a Mojave Desert animal
This brazen little Antelope squirrel is an animal

Desert Wildlife
Usually refers to large wild animals such as mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in a natural environment. The term is generally not used to ...

Colorado River - Hoover Dam FAQ
Trainers will tell you that one of the most difficult tricks to teach an animal is to get them to walk on any swaying, unstable surface, but Hoover Dam's ...

Coyote Related Pages
The coyote will eat just about anything, plant or animal. That's what makes him a master at desert survival. animals that eat both plants and other animals ...

Death Valley in '49
Before I reached my animal whom should I meet but my old traveling companion ... The animal reeled and seemed shot fatally. I now looked for a battle to ...

Death Valley in '49
After a few miles we began to find the bones of animals, some badly ... The bones were scattered all along, sometimes the bones of several animals together. ...

Death Valley in '49
... a foot print or even bones, or anything which would indicate that he had been destroyed by some wild animal. Thus we marched all day with no success, ...

Coyote Tracks and Dens
They are wild animals and should be respected as such.

Desert Bighorn Sheep
... these beautiful creatures, resist the temptation to yell to others, make sudden movements, or approach. Prolong your sighting, give the animal a break. ...

Death Valley in '49
The barn was built so that every animal was housed comfortably in winter, and the house was such as all settlers built, not considered handsome, ...

Death Valley in '49
As their several wagons were loaded they moved out in small lots to the south to keep in good fresh feed for their animals, and to move on slowly till all ...

Hidden Valley: The Lure of Hidden Valley
The rocks ringing the valle block the wind and collect moisture, creating a special microclimate that supports many plant and animal species. ...

Death Valley Wildlife - Mammals
Notiosorex crawfordi Found in sagebrush; sometimes in masses of vegetation at the base of desert plants. For more complete animal lists also see: ...

Bats - Death Valley Wildlife
Big Free-tailed Bat Nyctinomops macrotis Leaves roost late dusk; rare in US ...

Horses & Burros - Death Valley Wildlife
DEATH VALLEY Mammals; Hooved Mammals; ...

Cats and Other mammals in Death Valley
Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius Nocturnal; found in brushy areas and among boulders in mountains.

More about the Mountain Lion - Desert Wildlife
Even now, it has the widest range of any New World land animal, spanning 110 degrees of latitude, from the northern Yukon Territory (in Canada) to the ...

Death Valley in '49
When night came on we picketed our animals in a grass plot and lay down near them to see that they did not get tangled in the ropes and hurt, ...

Death Valley in '49
I knew how to drive, but had a little trouble with the strange animals till they found I was kind to them, and then they were all right. ...

Death Valley in '49
Thus they worked along and landed safely by the time we had the animals ready for a ... The bodies of the animals had not been touched by bird or beast. ...

Death Valley in '49
I brought my gun to my shoulder and fired at the bounding animal when in most plain sight. Loading then quickly, I hurried up the trail as fast as I could ...

Insectivore
Any animal with a diet that consists chiefly of insects and similar small creatures is an insectivore.

Ash Meadows
The refuge provides habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Refuge habitat consists primarily of spring-fed wetlands and ...

Ash Meadows
Here you can escape the rush and blare of the city, admire the beauty of the desert and wetlands, marvel at the variety of plant and animal life, ...

Ash Meadows
... education and wildlife-related recreational opportunities, Ash Meadows will once again be a wetland flourishing with endemic plant and animal life. ...

Death Valley Snakes
Nocturnal and common; mesquite hummocks and sand dunes; from below sea level to 4500 feet; venomous. For more complete animal lists also see: DEATH VALLEY ...

Amphibians - Death Valley Wildlife
Rana catesbeiana Introduced to Furnace Creek area around 1920; highly aquatic. For more complete animal lists also see: DEATH VALLEY Mammals; Hooved Mammals ...

Rodents - Death Valley Wildlife
Neotoma cinerea Nocturnal; pinyon-juniper woodlands; gathers debris in rock crevices or under logs. For more complete animal lists also see: DEATH VALLEY ...

Death Valley Wildlife - Rabbits and hares
animals in Death Valley National Park. ...

Death Valley Wildlife - Reptiles
REPTILE - An ectothermic (cold-blooded), air-breathing animal with scales and a backbone; ... For more complete animal lists also see: DEATH VALLEY Mammals ...

Coyotes, Foxes and other Death Valley Wildlife


Lizards - Death Valley Wildlife
Panamint and Grapevine Mountains above 3500 feet; talus slopes; thickets of wild grapevines near watered areas.

Pupfish - Death Valley Wildlife
... which is a closed water system. Pupfish dart to and fro in shallow Amargosa River, For more complete animal lists also see: DEATH VALLEY ...

Grand Canyon Caverns
The poor deceased animal appears confused and seems to be heading in at least two, maybe even three directions at once. A final note on the two human ...

Raven - Desert Wildlife
They are omnivores but prefer animal over vegetable foods. ...

Coyote Intelligence
They are smart animals, and have learned to take advantage of man and engage in creative ...

Wildlife at Hoover Dam
FOOD - Each type of animal will only eat certain foods. ... SPACE - Overcrowding leads to competition among animals looking for food, water, and shelter. ...

Red Rock Canyon - Mojave California
Diverse plant and animal life is represented in the park. Joshua trees, typical of the sandy, well drained soils of the higher desert mix readily with the ...

Ash Meadows
Restore and eventually delist endangered plant and animal populations on the refuge. Restore wetland and desert upland habitats to what was found on the ...

Sand Dunes, Death Valley Day Hikes
Description : Graceful desert dunes, numerous animal tracks. Walk cross-country to 100 ft. high dunes. Best in morning or afternoon for dramatic light. ...

Death Valley in '49
I took it out and found it covered a fine well of water about three feet deep and was thus protected against any small animal being drowned in it. ...

Vegetation of Yosemite National Park
All three types of wetlands provide rich habitat for plant and animal species, delay and store seasonal floodwaters, minimize downstream erosion, ...

Wildlife of Yosemite National Park
animals come to feed on the green grasses and use the flowing and standing water found ... animal matter that is eaten consists primarily of ants, termites, ...

Grand Canyon Wildlife
The individual animal species found in each of these habitats are discussed under each animal subcategory as well as under habitat. ...

Saddleback Butte State Park
... to protect the butte and examples of native Joshua Tree woodlands and other plants and animals that were once common throughout the high desert area. ...

Mountain Lion - Desert Wildlife
Mountain Lions are true carnivores, feeding only on other animals. The preferred food of the Mountain Lion is mule deer, or occasionally a bighorn sheep, ...

Badger - Desert Wildlife
The badger is an aggressive animal and has few natural enemies. ...

Scavengers - Desert Wildlife
Scavengers A type of animal that consumes already dead organic life-forms. ...

Grand Canyon Pictures
It is home to numerous rare, endemic (found only at Grand Canyon), and specially protected (threatened/endangered) plant and animal species. ...

Lost Burro Gold Mine
He never threw the rock at the animal, it was laced with gold. The mine was worked off and on through the decades according to the price of gold up into the ...

Native American Culture - Death Valley National Park
Climatic changes that have occurred since the end of the Ice Age have altered moisture in lakes and marshes, affected animal populations and plant life, ...

Prey - Desert Wildlife
The term prey refers to an animal that is sought, captured, and eaten by a predator A predator is an animal that hunts and kills other animals for food in ...

Desert animals
animals in the Mojave Desert. ... Desert animals, like desert plants, have adapted in very special ways to live in this hot, dry environment. ...

Mojave Desert Wildflowers
Spring flowers out on their annual show to attract animal pollinators from ... Some flowers are generalists and do not care which animal pollinates them, ...

Mojave Desert Petroglyphs
animal figures may depict the spirit helpers of the shaman, which often took animal form. The most common were the bighorn sheep and the rattlesnake. ...

Desert Wildlife Watching
Personally, the best in wildlife watching comes from viewing animals without ... Resist the temptation to "save" baby animals - mom is usually watching from ...

Desert animals - Desert Wildlife
... Carnivores or omnivores that hunt, kill and eat other animals. Prey animals eaten by other animals.

Desert Ecosystems
Even in death, the Joshua tree's stored solar energy is is converted by termites into animal tissue. Yucca night lizards may then eat the termites but fall ...

Carnivores - Desert Wildlife
Herbivore An herbivore is an animal that eats only plants and no meat. However, many herbivores will eat eggs and occasionally other animal protein. ...

Desert Tortoise - Desert Wildlife
Following is a partial list of other animals that may be seen in tortoise ... The southwest's largest scorpion is a secretive, nocturnal animal that is ...

Death Valley Wildlife - animals in Death Valley National Park
... Shy and ellusive, bighorn sheep are the park's largest native animal. Watch for them in canyons and on mountains ...



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