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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 Tortoise

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.

Antelope ground squirrel
Black-tailed jackrabbit
Desert bighorn sheep
Desert tortoise
Mojave sidewinder