How do desert animals cope with high daytime temperatures and lack of water?

1 Answer
Apr 17, 2017


  • Animals have different physiological and behavioural adaptation to environmental stresses;


-For examples:


  • The kangaroo rat in north american deserts is capable of meeting all its water requirements by internal oxidation of its body fat

  • They can concentrate its urine so that the minimum volume of water is used to expel excretory products.


  • They absorb heat from sun when body temperature falls below the comfort zone and moves to shade when temperature starts increasing.

  • Some species burrow into the soil to escape from above ground heat.
    In this way organisms cope with day temperature and lack of water.