10 incredible desert animals that can take the heat

These awesome animals inhabit Israel's most arid environments, from the Judean Desert to the Negev.

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Male Nubian ibex in Negev Male Nubian ibex in Negev (Photo: vblinov / Shutterstock)

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Adapted to survive

A desert may seem like a dry and desolate place — but amidst the sand and rocks, select species thrive. Of course, not all of them are visible at first glance, since many have adapted ingenious methods of camouflage, and some of them only come out at night. Enduring terrain with scarce water and extreme temperatures, these animals are incredible examples of survival. Explore some of the most remarkable species from the rocky Negev to the smooth sands of the Judean Desert.

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