Who Lives Here?
- Grade Level:
- First Grade
- Biology: Animals, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology
- Group Size:
- Up to 24
- desert, animals, burrow, wildlife
OverviewOne of the most commonly seen animal homes in the Mojave Desert is a burrow. Animals that make their homes in burrows include ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, tortoises, tarantulas, burrowing owls, cottontail rabbits, and badgers just to name a few.
Jackrabbits do not burrow underground, but dig depressions under desert shrubs. Students will identify three animal homes.
Students will identify at least three needs of animals- food, water, shelter and space.