There are many types of animals that live in Egypt, including domesticated animals such as buffalo, camels, sheep and goats as well as wild cats, gazelles, mongooses and many reptiles, amphibians and birds. The terrain, geography and climate varies widely throughout Egypt, and local conditions in turn determine the type of flora and fauna that exist in certain locations. Domesticated animals are found mostly in the farms lining Egypts rivers while other animals live in the mountains, deserts and plains.
The animals in Egypt live in the water as well as on land. Water-dwelling organisms include the hippopotamus, several types of water snakes, fish, frogs and some types of lizards. There are several types of poisonous snakes in Egypt, including multiple species of vipers and the Egyptian cobra, which reside in the fertile agricultural areas in river valleys of the Nile River.
Crocodiles and alligators are also found in rivers and streams while other animals, such as scorpions, the Dorac gazelle, and small rodents prefer to live in the dry and hot Western Desert region. The largest wild animal in Egypt is the aoudad, which is a type of sheep that also resides in the Western Desert, along with the Egyptian jackal, fennec, and the Nubian ibex. Others, such as the hyrax, live high in the Sinai mountains.Learn More
Egypt is a located in the eastern part of North Africa and at the southwest corner of Asia. Because of its geographical location, it is called a transcontinental country. The vast and rugged Sinai Peninsula extends to Southwest Asia and serves as a land link between the two continents.Full Answer >
Some of the major landforms in Egypt include the Nile Valley, Nile Delta, Eastern Desert, Western Desert, Sinai Peninsula, Great Sand Sea and the Red Sea Hills. The country's chief bodies of waters are the Nile River, High Dam Lake, Gulf of Suez, Lake Qarun and Aswan Lake.Full Answer >
Egypt is a fairly rich area for natural resources, but the primary resources are oil and natural gas, explains PBS. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea, which contains huge sea beds filled with oilfields. This oil has created a booming natural gas and oil industry in Egypt. The country also has access to natural mineral resources, including vast amounts of gold, and some natural biological resources as well.Full Answer >
Some of the major mountain ranges in Egypt are the Sinai High Mountain Region, Halayeb Triangle and Eastern Desert mountain range. The High Mountain Region is part of the Sinai Peninsula in southern Egypt, while the Halayeb Triangle is in the Red Sea's African coast and is a mountain range that, as of 2014, is disputed between Sudan and Egypt. The Eastern Desert mountain range is in the Sahara Desert.Full Answer >