Sonoran Desert


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.