How do animals and plants survive in deserts?
@import url(http://www.google.com/cse/api/branding.css); Custom Search Survival of animals and plants in desert The vegetation of a desert is mainly thorny shrubs cacti and plam trees. Cacti and other desert plants have adapted themselves to live in desert condition. They have evolved ways to store water in their fleshy stems. The leaves have squeazed themselves into tiny thorns to reduce the loss of water. The roots go deep into the ground and are wide spread to collect every drop of water available. The stem stores the water and slowly gets thinner as the water gets used up. In some cacti the thorns are pointed towards the earth. The dew drops deposited on the ends fall on the earth hence moisture is maintained below the cacti. There are quite a few animals found in deserts such as snails, pack rat, jerboa etc. Most desert animals sleep during the day to escape the day temperature and they come out in night in search of food. Some animals sleep during the hottest part of the year. An