Animals of the world, Thorny Devil

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Thorny devil (640x496)

  • The Thorny Devil lives in dry or desert areas of central Australia.
  • The thorny dragon grows up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in length
  • Most of them are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tan. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather.
  • A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology suggests that one of the main ways thorny devils drink is by burying their bodies in damp sand, and then drawing the moisture out of it.
  • The thorny devil is spiked as a form of defence against predators
  • It drinks with the help of its skin  Between the spikes, there’s a subtle network of microscopic grooves. These can yank water out of moist sand, drawing the fluid up against the pull of gravity, across the lizard’s body, and into its waiting mouth.
  • Thorny Devils eat only ants. In the morning and late afternoon, they locate a trail and lap them up with their short, sticky tongues
  • The average lifespan in the wild is 20 years

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