Aztec Animals and Ancient Egyptian Animals

by Rintintin 

Research question:

How did animals, humans, and ancient civilizations survive in different environments and ecosystems? Specifically Deserts (Ancient Egyptian Civilization) and Central Mexico (Aztec Civilization).

Egyptian Animals:

NameMain Adaptations
lifespan: 10 years
scientific name: vulpes zerda
diet: rodents, reptiles, eggs, insects and plants
gestation period: 50-52 days
weight: 0.68 – 1.6 kg
height: 20 cm
interesting facts: fennec foxeshave fantastic hearing, their large ears help get rid of heat in their bodies, fennec foxes are the smallest foxes in the world, fennec foxes fur is a sandy cream color, fennec foxes mate for life
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NameCamel facts
Lifespan: 40 years
Scientific name: Camelus dromedarius
Diet: Thorny plants, dry grasses and saltbush
gestation period: 15 months
weight: 300-540 kgs
height: 1.7 - 2 m
interesting facts: camels can travel 100 desert miles without water, camels are fully mature at 7 years old, One of the camel's noises was even used to voice the character Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies.
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Arabian Camel by: national geographic

Camels: Facts, Types & Pictures by: live science

Aztec animals:

NameQuetzal facts
lifespan: 20-25 years
scientific name: Pharomachrus mocinno
diet: fruit, insects, frogs and lizards
egg period: 53 days
weight: 150-180 g
height: 1500-2500 m
interesting facts: they were a symbol of liberty, their tail feathers were used as currency, royalty wore quetzal feathers.
NameJaguar facts
lifespan: 12-15 years
scientific name: Panthera onca
diet: deer, peccary, monkey, tapir and fish
gestation period: 93-105 days
weight: 56-96 kg
height: 63-76 cm
interesting facts: 3rd largest big cat, strongest jaw structure of any feline, can jump 10 ft off the ground, they are excellent swimmers
NameArmadillo facts
lifespan: 12-15 years
scientific name: Dasypodidae
diet: insects, grubs, worms and fruit
gestation period: 122 days
weight: 2.5-6.5 kg
height: 15-25 cm
interesting facts: there are 20 different species of armadillos, Armadillo is a Spanish word, translating to ‘little armored one, Armadillos are closely related to sloths and anteaters and Armadillos have between 1-15 babies
Namehairless dog facts
lifespan: 12-15 years
scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
diet: dog food
gestation period: 63 days
weight: 4-20 kg
height: 12-20 in
interesting facts: Xoloitzcuintlis have been around for 3,000 years, dating back to Aztec times in ancient Mexico, The name derives from the Aztec word for God "Xoloti" and "Itzcuintli", the Aztec word for dog and the Aztecs used the Xolo as a treatment for various ailments, including stomach pains and rheumatism.

Aztec Animals

10 Aztec Symbols Explained 

12 Ancient Egyptian Symbols Explained

Egypt: Tour Egypt Monthly: The Animals of Ancient Egypt <>