Desert Facts – 75 Interesting Facts About The Desert

Facts about deserts

Shallow, salty lakes are sometimes formed temporarily in deserts.

Many animals such as spiders, lizards, snakes and coyote are also found in deserts.

An adult desert tortoise can survive without water for more than a year and can tolerate temperatures more than 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

More than 1 million people in Atacama Desert extract water form snowmelt, aquifers and raise IIamas and alpacas.

Sahara means desert in Arabic.

Sahara desert covers Algeria, Egypt, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, Niger, Morocco, Sudan, Western Sahara and Tunisia.

Only 15% of the Sahara Desert is covered in sand.

Dust storms at desert occur when the wind picks up dust from the surface, and they can be 1 mile high and travel up to hundred miles.

The Aralkum Desert is the most toxic desert in the world.

The first dinosaur eggs were found in Gobi desert in 1923, by an expedition led by the American Museum of Natural History.