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Title: Biomes of Utah


1
Biomes of Utah
  • Desert, Forest, Alpine Forest,
  • And Aquatic

2
The Desert
  • Annual rainfall?
  • Less than 6 inches!

3
Desert Animals
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Golden Eagle
  • Turkey Vulture

4
Desert Tortoise
  • The length of this tortoise's shell is about 10
    inches. Full-grown adults will reach 15 inches.
  • The hard shell is a protection against predators
    and a harsh environment..
  • The color and patterns allow the tortoise to
    blend in with the shrubs and soil.

5
Snakes
  • Snakes are important predators in desert
    ecosystems. Life on the desert is harsh, and
    predators help to maintain the critical balance.

6
Lizards
  • Lizards are superbly adapted desert dwellers.
  • Control insects.
  • Serve as food for other desert predators.
  • Two adaptations.
  • They are very well camouflaged.
  • They can lose their tail to escape when
    captured and grow a new one for future escapes.

7
Golden Eagle
  • A Golden Eagle eating a hare.
  • The eagle will typically cover a large territory
    in search of an occasional lizard or desert wood
    rat.

8
Turkey Vulture
  • Scavengers such as the Turkey Vulture, fill a
    very significant role in the desert ecosystem.

9
Forest Animals
  • Raccoon
  • Garter Snake
  • Eagle
  • Turkey
  • Robin

10
Raccoon
  • This masked bandit can become very friendly when
    a full garbage can is available. Although very
    cute, this mammal can bite very hard!

11
Garter Snake
  • These common reptiles can be found in your own
    backyard.

12
Golden Eagle
  • A Golden Eagle eating a hare.
  • The eagle will typically cover a large territory
    in search of food.

13
Turkey
  • A turkey in the wild can be a feast for a larger
    predator.

14
Robin
  • Robins can be seen in many backyards.

15
Alpine Forest
16
Aquatic
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