Some animals that live underground are worms, moles and prairie dogs. Worms and moles live underground full time, while prairie dogs and chipmunks do spend time above ground.
Animals that burrow and live underground are called fossorial animals. These creatures live underground to protect themselves from predators, overly dry climates and/or extreme temperatures. They also find food underground, including plant materials, insects and insect eggs.
It is often possible to identify an animal by the type and size of hole it creates in the ground. A chipmunk hole is about the size of a silver dollar and cleanly dug, and a prairie dog leaves a taller lip of soil around the hole it digs.Learn More
Amphibians are not warm-blooded animals. Warm-blooded animals generate their own heat in cold temperatures and cool themselves in warm temperatures, maintaining a stable overall body temperature in any weather. The body temperature of cold-blooded animals is determined by the temperature of the surrounding environment.Full Answer >
Some of the animals that eat salamanders include wild turkey, hawks, common crows, barred owls, raccoons, shrews, chipmunks, snakes, skunks, and any other animal that can find them under rocks, wood or running along in the leaves. There are many species of salamander living in a variety of locations across the country, making them an attractive food source for a wide range of small animals that like live prey.Full Answer >
Amphibians live in and out of the water, with many species being found in wetlands or marsh areas. Many amphibians have slimy bodies that need rehydration, which is why many live near a water source.Full Answer >
Newts are generally found in North and South America and in the temperate areas of Africa, Asia and Europe. They prefer to live in moist areas near forests, under stones, in streams and under fallen logs.Full Answer >