Added by on 2016-05-28

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote California travel expert Veronica Hill of offers a guide to desert animals at the Living Desert in this episode of “California Travel Tips.” The Living Desert zoo in Palm Desert is home to some of the most common desert animals found in North America. Plan on at least a full day to enjoy this gorgeous 1,200 acre park. You’ll spot a large number of animals founds here in our California desert, from the adorable bobcat and crafty coyote, to the majestic mountain lion. Be sure to arrive early in the morning if you want to see the animals in action. By mid-day, many have retired to their burrows for a nap and reprieve from the intense desert heat. A highlight for me was a glimpse at two endangered species — the desert bighorn sheep, found in the rocky mountains of California, and the gorgeous Mexican wolf, once found throughout the Southwest. This is also one of the few places where you’ll find the rare and tiny desert pupfish, which can survive in waters over 100 degrees. If you’re into birdwatching, this is a great place to see some beautiful desert birds up close, from the roadrunner and hummingbird to the golden eagle and Great Horned Owl. Look up in the sky and you may spot a Harris Hawk coming down for a landing. I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at the animals of the Living Desert. Just don’t forget to dress for the hot Palm Springs weather, bringing along plenty of water, sunscreen, and — of course!— a camera. The Living Desert 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-5694 SUBSCRIBE! LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK CIRCLE ME ON GOOGLE PLUS FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER FOLLOW ME […]


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  • California Travel Tips 4 years ago

    @calikiddable No, but it is the rarest and "most genetically extinct."

  • California Travel Tips 4 years ago

    @MKDude600 🙂

  • MKDude600 4 years ago

    2 people prefer the tropics. :/

  • JLboy30 4 years ago

    @CaliforniaTravelTips it's actually coachella valley not palm springs valley

  • Atharaenea 4 years ago

    My husband and I went to Coachella for our honeymoon, but The Living Desert was way more fun!

  • California Travel Tips 4 years ago

    @SuperNatureVideos Me too. What a beautiful place!

  • Mullsha Cat 4 years ago

    hey i know i love animals i save all of them and never kill eneything i wont even kill an insect

  • California Travel Tips 4 years ago

    Aren't they? I really loved the wolf and bighorn sheep. I'll be posting another video about Living Desert in the next few weeks, showing all the great activities they have there, from feeding giraffes to a really neat animal presentation and show.

  • Mullsha Cat 4 years ago

    wow they are so butiful <- i spelled that wrong but oh well

  • California Travel Tips 4 years ago

    You're welcome! Thank you for commenting! Veronica

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