The Javalina or collared
peccary is a pig like mammal
that live in deserts dry
woodlands and chaparral in
the South Western USA and
The zebra swallowtail
butterfly is a common
butterfly with distinctive
black and white markings.
The tuatara is an reptile
that lives on islands off
the coast of New
Coyotes live in many kinds
Chaparral. They hunt small
prey, like rabbits and burrow
in dens to withstand heat as
well as cold.
The sagebrush is a perennial
shrub with straight , stiff stems.
Sagebrush can grow to be 2 to 12
The blue oak is native to the
state of California on the
western coast of North
The Fairy Duster has
pink orange puff balls
that can be up to 2
inches in diameter.
French broom is found in the
Pacific North and Northern
Canada on the America
The goat is a hoofed mammal that
lives in mountains regions of
south western North America and
The roadrunner or ground
cuckoo a bird that lives in
thorny scrub, space
grassland and desert of
Mexico and the South
The ChAPARRAL Biome’s CLimATe
is hot and dry and is found in southern
California and is on the west side of
Africa. The herbivores that live there
eat grass, like the tuatara lizard and
jackrabbit. The plants that are found
in the chaparral have small waxy
(hard) leaves to maintain their water,
and are adapted to seasonal fires; in
other words, their seeds germinate only
after a fire has opened them.
Problems in the Chaparral Biome
The chaparral biome has many problems.
Lumberjacks are cutting down trees and
destroying the vegetation. Humans kill animals
in the chaparral, which disrupts the food chain.
The most devastating problem is wild fires.
These wildfires happen often to the land, or are
started by humans. In nature some plants need
fire to survive in the chaparral, which helps