Saudi Arabia Plants and Animals

All plants and animals need water to survive. Some need less water than others. Because Saudi Arabia gets so little rainfall, only certain kinds of plants and animals can live there. The land along the Red Sea contains more plants than the rest of the country. But those plants are mostly herbs and shrubs.

Even without much rain, Saudi Arabia has many types of animals. Highland areas have mountain goats, wildcats, baboons, wolves, hyenas, and foxes. There are also gazelles and camels. Birds that live in Saudi Arabia include eagles, falcons, and hawks.

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An oasis (left) is a place in the desert where plants can grow. An oasis gets its water from underground springs.

A Saudi baboon looks at the sunset.

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