The ecosystem of the desert biome is created due to the low average rainfall it receives each year. Though there are four major types of desert in this African biome--hot and dry, semiarid, costal, and cold—the largest populations of Fennec Foxes live in the northern, semiarid portion of the Sahara Desert. The countries within the Sahara desert range from Mauritania to Sudan—encompassing over 3.3 million square miles. Rain is infrequent and usually torrential- half of the Sahara receives less than an inch a year and the remaining receiving as much as 10 centimeters—much of which evaporates before it hits the ground. The Sahara desert is a vast habit that includes a variety of vegetation and animals. However, like many deserts vegetation is limited, the three best known plants in the Sahara desert include: Bristle Grass, Ephedra, and Merkba. The animals that live s...
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