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Biomes - Habitats
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Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone


Chaparral Animal Printouts

What is a Chaparral? A chaparral is a shrubby coastal area that has hot dry summers and mild, cool, rainy winters. Chaparrals consist of regions of tall, dense shrubs with leathery leaves or needles; the shrubs are interspersed with some woodland (scrub oak). The total annual rainfall in a chaparral ranges from 15 to 40 inches per year (38-100 cm). The word chaparral comes from "chaparro," which means scrub oak in Spanish. Chaparrals are also called Mediterranean scrub, shrublands, or scrublands.

Where are Chaparrals located? Chaparrals are located in bands between 30 and 40 degrees N and 30 and 40 degrees S of the equator. These coastal regions have cold ocean currents offshore; they are coasts that face west. They occur in the southern coast of California (USA), the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the coast of Chile (South America), the Cape region of South Africa, and coastal Australia.

Animals that Live in Chaparrals: Many animals live in chaparrals, including invertebrates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. The different chaparrals of the world support different populations of organisms that have all adapted to long dry spells and frequent fires.

Printouts of Chaparral Animals:


Aardvark

Aardvarks are large mammals that eat ants.


Ant

Ants are social insects.

California Quail

The California Quail (also known as the Valley Quail) is a plump bird with a forward-facing head plume.

Chipmunk

Chipmunks are rodents that live in North America and Asia.


Collared Peccary

A pig-like mammal, also known as the javelina, from deserts and chaparrals of North and Central America.

Coyote

Coyotes are meat-eaters related to wolves.


Fox

The fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Goat

Goats are sure-footed, hoofed mammals.


Great Horned Owl

A large bird of prey from North and South America.


Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are small mammals that can roll into a prickly ball.


Javelina

A pig-like mammal, also known as the collared peccary, from deserts and chaparrals of North and Central America.


Lynx

A powerful wild cat from Eurasia and North America.


Mountain Lion

A long-tailed wild cat with no spots. It is also known as the puma, panther, catamount, and cougar.


Quoll

The Quoll is a cat-sized carnivorous marsupial from the islands of Tasmania and Australia.


Rabbit

A fast-moving mammal with long ears.


Rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes are poisonous snakes that have a rattle at the end of the tail.


Red Fox

The Red Fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Roadrunner

Also known as the Ground Cuckoo, this bird is a fast runner that rarely flies.


Roadrunner Read-and-Answer Quiz

Read about the roadrunner, then take a quiz on it. Or go to the answers.


Scorpion

A venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.


Tuatara

An unusual reptile from islands off New Zealand.
Wallaby

Wallaby

Wallabies are small to medium-sized kangaroos.
Weasel

Weasel

A carnivorous mammal that has a long, slender body and short legs.


Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

The Zebra Swallowtail butterfly is a common butterfly with distinctive black and white markings.

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Biomes - Habitats
Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone


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