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The Patagonian desert

a presentation of the interesting things about a desert

sophie washburn

on 24 September 2012

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BY: Elly & Sophie The Patagonian desert As you would guess, the Patagonian desert has quite a few animals..... here are some of them...
snakes, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, camels, jack rabbits, hyenas, ostriches, burrowing owls, Rhea, Tuco-Tuco, Mara, Armadillo, Patagonian weasel, Puma, Patagonian gray fox, Desert iguana, Jumping spider, and the Comadreja. (see the next slides for pictures of some of the animals) The most treasured marsupial the Comadreja, relative to the weasel This is the Tuco Tuco This is the rhea one of there most treasured endangered animals This is a Mara. It is a close relative
of the australian kangaroo. The Patagonian desert is located mostly in Argentina, and some parts of it in chile in the bottom of south America . It's surrounded by the Andes mountains and the Atlantic ocean. Every place has its plants... here is the Patagonian desert's plants:
-Hierba negra
-Palo amarillo
-pepper tree
-yucca plant
-pin cushion

And of course... the Cactus! This is the Hierba negra This is a pin cushion plant What is it like?
The Patagonian desert is a large cold desert. It is also a sandy desert with lots of dry shrubs, but almost no trees. It is the largest desert in Argentina and is the 7th largest in the WORLD by area, occupying 673,000 square kilometers. It is mainly located in Argentina, with small parts of it in Chile. And is in the bottom of South America. The Andes and the Atlantic ocean are both very close to it, making it a pretty cold desert. The coldest month is July, sometimes dropping below freezing. The summer months can climb up to 100 degrees 'F'' or more. The rejoin gets about 7 months of winter and 5 months of summer. It has lots of Butes spread across it and the rest of it flat, sandy plains. frost is common in it, but snow almost never comes due to the dry conditions and the little precipitation. the Patagonian desert was formed by a rain shadow. Almost no precipitation happens because the Andes block it from coming. It gets between 4 and 8" a year. The elevation is extremely high above sea level. The most common plant you will see are shrubs, almost no trees.There is lots of dry winds, leaving very little moisture. There is the occasional canon running across the flat, gravel, rocky, and basalty ground, sometimes running into the mountains. Tehuelches are the native people of patogonia. they were seperated from northern and southern each with its own dialect the northeners as horse nomads and the southeners as foot people History of the Tehulches The Tehuelche people Tehuelche means "fierce people" in mapudungon there were also called Patogons by euuropean explorers wich means "big foot" the europeans thought they were giants because of there foot print was so big but really it was that they wore huge boots stuffed with straw for warmth Interesting facts about the size of a Tehuelche foot print thank you for waching:) This is a T ehuelche story
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