Video: Lively Kyzylkum desert. The nature of Uzbekistan

The Kyzylkum desert in Uzbekistan. Animals and plants in the desert

 

The Kyzylkum desert situated between the two largest Central Asian rivers, the Amudarya and the Syrdarya, is a home for quite a number of species of animals, birds and insects, which hide in the hot sand and occasional saxaul thickets from the fierce heat and human eyes. Goitered gazelles, jerboas, wolves, foxes, bats, steppe eagles, venomous snakes, large monitors, lizards and tortoises - all they have accommodated to the conditions in which no other creature can survive. The present-day Kyzylkum desert is the former bottom of prehistoric ocean Tethys, which demonstrates an interesting transformation of a sea into its opposite. So, the area that once bore billions of tons of water does not have the tiniest brook now, which makes most of the desert animals lead a nocturnal life to lessen their need for water. Let us watch them!

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