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The Sonoran Desert covers over 3.3 million acres in southern Arizona and Mexico. It is the world’s most biologically diverse desert and contains the world’s entire population of Saguaro Cacti – large cacti that can grow up to fifty feet in height. Often referred to as "cactus hotels," these cacti provide homes for numerous desert animals and can live up to 150 years.

The Sonoran Desert is home to many interesting animals such as the Harris Hawk, a bird of prey that hunts in packs like wolves, and the sparrow-sized Elf Owl, the world’s smallest owl.

 

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Saguaro Cacti

Saguaro National Park

Learn all about the majesty of Saguaro National Park, the world’s largest saguaro preserve.

   

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Did you know that the roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico? Learn all about this interesting bird which just so happens to be the largest cuckoo species in North America.

   
   
 

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