Discover the remarkable characteristics that make this odd-looking reptile well adapted for life in the desert.
- The thorny devil is a small lizard native to Australia.
- The thorny devil can suck water through its skin from patches of moisture and dew in the desert.
- Thorny devils use the Sun's energy to increase their metabolic rate and produce energy.
- Thorny devils lay their eggs in underground chambers to keep them at a constant, cool temperature.
Finding water to drink is always a challenge for the inhabitants of Australia’s deserts.
But the thorny devil, a small lizard with a distinctive walking style, is well adapted to life in such a dry environment.
Early in the morning it seeks out tiny patches of dew that have formed ...
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