Birds, beavers, lizards, tortoises and other animals live all around Southern
Nevada, especially in places like the Las
Vegas Wash and the Springs Preserve.
They live close to the water and find food and shelter there to survive.
All animals need water to live, even people. You can
go to the faucet and get a drink of water whenever you want it, but animals
can't. They have to store water so they can use it when they need it.
Desert animals are experts at conservation. Do you think
you could be too? Visit the Water Conservation Facts for tips on how you can save water at home.
Click on the animals below to find out how they have adjusted to life in the desert.