Namib Desert Animals
The Namib Desert contains numerous types of animals. All animals are biotic factors of the environment (no abiotic). For example, there are the Wedge Snouted desert lizard, the barking gecko, day gecko, jackal, golden mole, lions, Gemsbok, warthogs, bats, meerkat, and several species of snakes.
Wedge Snouted desert lizard- a lizard that has a skin color of light
brown, such as the desert sand. Also it has a ribbed tail and a pointed snout
that makes it easier for the lizard to dig in the
Barking Gecko – A gecko that’s skin hue is a dark purple with yellow
spots around its neck, stomach, and tail. When threatened, it barks at the
predator, hence the name Barking Gecko.
Day Gecko- a bright green gecko that shelters in trees, bushes, and large
Jackal-Jackals are a similar species to coyotes because they feed on
small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Golden Moles- Golden Moles have a silver colored fur. Their eyes are
covered with skin and fur as well. These little mammals spend most of their life
Lions-Lions are the largest species of animals found in the Namib Desert.
These large mammals often feed on smaller
Gemsbok-The Oryx Gazelle is a light brown shade that weighs from 350 –
Warthogs-Because of their ferocious appearance, many other mammals fear
them. They weigh from 120 – 250 pounds.
Namib Long Eared Bat- This type of bat is only found in Namibia. The
color of its fur is light brown and represents the color of
Meerkat-Belongs to the Mongoose family. Claws make them eligible to dig
and climb. Meerkats are also immune from the venom of
Namib Desert Viper- A snake that is highly venomous. This species is only
found in Namibia.