The desert is a difficult place to live. Daytime temperatures reach over 100 degrees, and it’s cold at night too. It can get down to 40 degrees. But the real challenge is the lack of water. So, how do animals survive there? Many animals live underground or in burrows to escape from the heat of the day. They also get water from the foods that they eat. Succulent plants like cactus have high water content and thrive in the hot sun of the desert. If you’re interested in the animals of the desert, grab your crayons and start printing our coloring pages for free.