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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Dorcas gazelle Dorcas gazelle (Photo: Sergei25 / Shutterstock)

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The durable Dorcas gazelle

The small but sturdy Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) can go its entire life without a single sip of water. These creatures get all the moisture they need from their plant-based diet, which is mainly comprised of acacia trees. They're small but they pack a punch, running at speeds as high as 60 miles per hour when they need to. 

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