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  Living Desert State Park, a New Mexico State Park near Carlsbad
Living Desert State Park - Living Desert State Park When we arrived in Carlsbad from Albuquerque, it was early afternoon.
Living Desert participates in the American Zoo and Aquarium ssociation’s Mexican gray wolf Species Survival Plan Program, exchanging wolves with other zoological facilities to help insure their survival.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is on the northwest edge of Carlsbad off US 285.
www.stateparks.com /living_desert.html   (637 words)

  
 RVwest > Discover the living desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
DESERT RESIDENT: Camels are just one of the hundreds of desert animals that make The Living Desert their home.
Yet for many living creatures, including the staff of The Living Desert—a 360-acre nature reserve located in the Coachella Valley minutes away from Palm Springs—the desert is the only place they would ever choose to call home.
The Living Desert was established in 1970 in an effort to protect the desert’s fragile ecosystem from encroaching development.
www.rvwest.com /destinations/US/palmsprings/discover_living_desert.htm   (226 words)

  
 Living Desert State Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico
With a relatively low elevation of 3,400 feet, and summer temperatures that often exceed 100°F, this part of New Mexico is still classed as desert land, part of the Chihuahuan Desert which also extends across southeast Arizona, west Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
The varied plants and animals of this arid region are exhibited in the Living Desert State Park, which occupies several acres of cacti and yucca-strewn land on the edge of the Ocotillo Hills, overlooking the Pecos river valley just northwest of town.
Plants: The park grounds include many naturally-growing Chihuahuan desert plants, but non-native species such as the giant saguaro have been added, and several nature trails lead past many types of cacti, agaves, yuccas, trees and bushes, including the distinctive spiky ocotillo after which the surrounding hills were named.
www.americansouthwest.net /new_mexico/living_desert/state_park.html   (297 words)

  
 The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens - DesertUSA
The Living Desert, located in the town of Palm Desert, California, provides a one-stop opportunity to explore all the great American deserts and learn about their plants and animals, in a setting that is fun and educational for the whole family.
The Living Desert occupies 1,200 acres of the Colorado Desert, 300 of which are developed as a zoo, botanical garden and natural history museum.
The Living Desert is one of the most successful zoological parks in the U.S. and is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
www.desertusa.com /magdec97/psmuseums/dec_livedesert.html   (1209 words)

  
 Living Desert Reserve, Palm Desert
Living Desert Wild Animal Park and Botanical Gardens is a 1,200 acre/ 480 hectare open space with birds, birds of prey, mammals and reptiles in their natural surroundings, as well as desert plants, a palm-oasis, tracks leading into the hills and canyons.
Owl and handler at the Living Desert in Palm Desert.
Landscape at the Living Desert in Palm Desert.
www.planetware.com /palm-desert/living-desert-reserve-us-ca-tld.htm   (95 words)

  
 The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Established in 1970, the Living Desert is dedicated to preserving plant and animal life of the desert.
Located on 1800 acres of desert land (300 of which are developed), this privately funded “zoo” is truly extraordinary and huge.
One of the most successful zoological parks in the U.S. the Living Desert and Gardens is fully accredited by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.
www.familymatters.tv /level_4/excursions/livingdesert.htm   (830 words)

  
 Travel Guide to Palm Desert California-Palm Desert Hotels,Palm Desert Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Desert regions are often thought of as lifeless wastelands.
The Living Desert was established in 1970 as a non-profit education and conservation center, dedicated to preserving the plant and animal life of the desert.
Today, The Living Desert is one of the most successful zoological parks in the country and is fully accredited by The American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
www.epalmdesert.com /livingdesert/index.html   (602 words)

  
 CarlsbadComplete.com. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Information Page.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is a place to see animals and plants and to learn more about the Chihuahuan Desert.
Living Desert also has weekly preschool programs when the schools are in session.
More information on Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park can be found on their website.
www.carlsbadcomplete.com /living_desert.htm   (268 words)

  
 desert.htm
Deserts have varied landscapes created by water and wind erosion and by deposits of silt, sand, and other sediments.
This is the website of a wildlife and botanical park devoted to desert habitats of the world, home to many of the world's rarest animals and plants.
Visit Desert USA, Desert Biome, The Living Desert, and Lower Sonoran Desert to see what plants are found in deserts.
www.42explore.com /deserts.htm   (824 words)

  
 Living Desert Zoo and Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a desert botanical gardens and a zoo located at 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, California.
The gardens were established in 1970 as a 360 acre (1.46 kmĀ²) wilderness preserve by the Palm Springs Desert Museum.
Today, the gardens claim to be the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to the deserts of the world, and provide environmental education, native wildlife rehabilitation, plant propagation and captive breeding of both native and African species including the area's iconic bighorn sheep.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Living_Desert_Zoo_and_Gardens   (506 words)

  
 Namibian Fly-In Safaris -- 5 Day Living Desert
Explore the desert landscapes of the Namibian coast, including the "Moon Landscape" valley of eroded hills, ancient welwitschia plains and the extremely eco-sensitive lichen fields.
This is the ideal base from which to explore the quaint charm of Swakopmund, the stark contrast between sea and desert and the haunting open spaces of the area.
You have last glimpses of the living desert on a morning desert excursion in the NamibRand before breakfast and your onward light aircraft flight to Eros Airport.
www.namibian.org /travel/safaris/fly_in/living.htm   (621 words)

  
 Desert Plants by Jim Cornish
Desert plants have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals.
The Living Desert pioneered the concept of landscape immersion in botanical gardens.
There are three basic methods plants and animals use to live in the desert.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/desert_plants.htm   (434 words)

  
 Desert Tours
The Sonoran Desert, often referred to as the "living desert", boasts an abundance of plant and animal life like no other desert in the world.
Visitors are constantly amazed to discover how lush and green our desert actually is, and at the incredible number of animal species that make this desert their home.
There is truly no better way to experience the desert with a little fun and excitement thrown in for good measure.
www.azdesertevents.com /desert_tours.htm   (334 words)

  
 Desert AIDS Project
An acclaimed designer, Chase was active for many years in community organization, including the Desert AIDS Project, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, The Living Desert Reserve, and The McCallum Theatre.
Chase contributed $2.5 million to The Living Desert Reserve for construction of an administrative center and a collection of California landscape art.
He was an annual participant in the Desert AIDS Walk and he was instrumental in bringing "Heartstrings" to the Coachella Valley in 1992.
www.desertaidsproject.org /stevechase/historystevechase.html   (365 words)

  
 [Biomes - Living Worlds] :: Desert :: Plant Adaptations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Another large cacti that has adapted perfectly to the desert environment is the saguaro cactus.
Many plants in the desert are located many feet (meters) away from one another.
One problem to plants living in or near sand dunes was the constant changing and movement of the dunes.
library.thinkquest.org /C0113340/text/biomes/biomes.desert.plantadapt.html   (654 words)

  
 Disney Archives | "The Living Desert" Movie History
hough to most people the desert represents an area of arid desolation, it is really a place teeming with life, including extraordinary plants, desert tortoises, rattlesnakes, scorpions, kangaroo rats, and roadrunners.
A flash flood hits the desert, causing much of the plant life to blossom anew.
So with a little trepidation, they made the break and set up the Buena Vista Distribution Company, whose first release was "The Living Desert." This film, made for only about half a million dollars, made $5 million during its original release, and Walt and Roy knew they had made the right decision.
disney.go.com /vault/archives/movies/desert/desert.html   (184 words)

  
 Friends of the Living Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert.
This event is the Park's major fundraising event of the year and is sponsored by the Friends of the Living Desert.
Friends of the Living Desert, a tax-exempt non-profit 501c3 organization, is dedicated to the support of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
www.friendsoflivingdesert.org   (303 words)

  
 Subscribe to Desert Living - 57% off the cover price ($10.00)
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Featuring smart writing, stunning photography and a crisp Desert Living tracks the evolution of major cultural centers in the Southwest while presenting product and service reviews pertinent to the residents of these cities.
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www.magsdirect.com /desertliving.html   (200 words)

  
 The Living Desert - Animals at The Living Desert
The Living Desert - Animals at The Living Desert
The Living Desert is one of the most successful zoological parks in the country and offers visitors the most complete introduction to the natural desert.
The organization is dedicated to preserving not only plant and animal life of deserts from around the world but also educating the public through interpretive exhibits, programs and publications.
www.livingdesert.org /animals   (74 words)

  
 Residence Inn Palm Desert Marriott, palm desert california, palm desert hotel
palm desert - palm desert residence inn, california high desert golf hotels.
The residence inn palm desert has the perfect setting nestled around the Santa Rosa Mountains.
All of this plus wilderness hiking trails, Native American exhibits and special events and programs throughout the year attract over 275,000 visitors annually, making The Living Desert one of the Coachella Valley's top tourist destinations.
www.residenceinnpalmdesert.com /Living_Desert_407_2.htm   (144 words)

  
 Official Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Visitors Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With endangered species rarely found throughout the world to giant recognizable giraffes and lions roaming free throughout the area, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens brings you to the savanna without the overseas traveling expenses.
The Living Desert has as strong emphasis on education and conservation with daily highlights such as animal storytelling, shows, performances and exhibit specific classes.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens offers world class cuisine and has meeting facilities for up to 1,100 business professionals.
www.palmspringsusa.com /living_desert.cfm   (349 words)

  
 Charity Navigator Rating - The Living Desert
The Living Desert was established in March 1970 as a 360 acre wilderness preserve.
Today it is one of the most unique institutions in the country and stands out as the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the deserts of the world and is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem.
The Living Desert has set aside 1,000 acres of natural desert habitat.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/4009.htm   (195 words)

  
 Ecotours-Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Let our naturalist guide introduce you to the wonders of the desert flora and fauna, as well as give you a genuine appreciation of the delicate balance of life in the Sonoran ecosystem.
The wanton eradication of desert creatures such as rattlesnakes must be stopped.
Our goal is an attempt to eliminate the fear of native species so they may continue to flourish in their environment.
www.azdesertmountain.com /ecotours.html   (249 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Living Desert / Movie: Video: Winston Hibler,James Algar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Plot Synopsis: A day in the life of creatures living in a desert in the southwestern US is shown.
Living Desert is the introduction to ecology that every child needs to see.
the Living Desert I would say to anyone if u have not seen it, then you are missing a lot,not only for the music, but the antics as well.
www.amazon.com /Living-Desert-Movie-Winston-Hibler/dp/6300275035   (1100 words)

  
 Living Wilderness - Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) makes a rare appearance above ground to munch on wildflowers.
Desert tortoises spend roughly nine months a year in burrows 10 feet underground, living off stored moisture from the flowers they consume.
This tortoise, approximately 20 years old, is from a preserve in the Mojave Desert near California City, California.
www.livingwilderness.com /wildlife/desert-tortoise.html   (55 words)

  
 The Living Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the zoo called the same, see the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
The Living Desert is a 1953 Walt Disney documentary film which shows the everyday lives of the animals of the desert of the southwestern United States.
In 2000 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Living_Desert   (135 words)

  
 At the Living Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When we think of Deborah, we often think of her intense love of nature, and her immense knowledge of the flora and fauna of the earth.
She was really in her element at our Living Desert field trips, and taught us a lot.
Post Script, Summer 2001: The members of LAGLS pitched in to create a permanent memory of Deborah at the Living Desert, in the form of a donation for a tram bench.
www.noglstp.org /lagls/deborah/desert.html   (154 words)

  
 Living Desert - Namibia
Conservation issues and the geological structure of the desert will be discussed in detail en route.
Great care is taken in sharing knowledge with you on each desert animal, including emphasis on special adaptations and perfect design used for survival in the desert.
We cross the dune belt from East to West in a 4x4 vehicle, lending opportunity for incredible views of the desert landscape and an adrenalin packed journey where experienced knowledge of sand driving is essential.
www.namibian.org /travel/adventure/living_desert.html   (366 words)

  
 Bill Qualls - Living Desert Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
My sister Lily took me to The Living Desert museum in Palm Desert, CA.
But the hiking trail to the side of Eisenhower mountain was roughly 4 miles round trip and well worth the walk.
There is so much to see at the museum, but I was most interested in seeing the desert scenery.
www.caliberdt.com /~bill/LivingDesert/Index.htm   (119 words)

  
 eBay - living desert, Disneyana, Magazine Subscriptions items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Desert Living Magazine 1 Year Subscription NO S/H
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Living Desert / Vani: Paul Smith (Soundtrack LP Vinyl)
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=living+desert&newu=1&...   (368 words)

  
 Living Desert Tour (T-1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park" is in Palm Desert/Indian Wells.
The Living Desert features rare and endangered Animals from the world's desert, and beautiful Gardens too.
There is a magnificent Garden layout of 150' by 350', which includes a Grand Canyon, American Indian Cliff dwellers and many trestles, one which is over 202 feet long, plus many theme areas.
www.bigtrainshow.com /g-scale/Tours/L-Desert/index.htm   (61 words)

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