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Nikolai Drozdov talked about the animals of deserts and Turkmenistan

Famous zoologist, traveler, legendary host of "In the Animal World," Nikolai Nikolaevich Drozdov in the course of transmission Evgeniya Timonova's "All Like Animals" Shone with his knowledge of the Turkmen language and shared facts about fauna of deserts and TurkmenistanIn particular.

Nikolai Drozdov participated in a huge number of scientific expeditions, visited many deserts of the planet (the program from December 21, 2020 was devoted to them) from Australia to Karakum desert. During the preparation of stories "In the Animal World," the nationally beloved anchorman visited Turkmenistan more than once. In one of the interviews, Nikolai Drozdov mentioned that he had wanted to get acquainted with the wildlife of Turkmenistan and Georgia since his youth. One of the programs "In the World of Animals" was devoted to the activities of herpetologists of Karakala serpentarium. And in 1986, Nikolai Nikolaevich and his colleagues from Turkmenistan searched for a rare eublephar lizard in the foothills of the Kopetdag mountain system.

The famous biogeographer answered the questions of young naturalists during the online program "Everything as in animals about the life of desert animals.

Nikolai Nikolaevich said that the most Famous desert snakes - the viper and the aefa, а cobra more often found on the outskirts of deserts and in the foothills. A biologist told us about the Central Asian venomous snake sandy ephemeracalled in Turkmen "kese ýörän" (Means "walking sideways."). A characteristic feature of the snake's appearance is the silhouette of a flying bird on its head and slit-shaped pupils. The sand aphid prefers to sandy soils and nocturnal lifestyle. Burrowing deep in the sand, the sand aphid stalks its prey and hides from threats - the main task of any animal (especially in harsh desert conditions) is to "Eat and not be eaten.

Photo from the personal archive of N. Drozdov, Turkmenistan, 1977.

The story also touched on the "ships of the desert"- camels. Both two-humped and one-humped camels are common in Central Asian countries. The larger and more powerful two-humped camels are found in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. The hotter Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - home for one-humped camelsThe camels are adapted to the heat of summer. But even in the southern deserts, winter is harsh and camels survive it with thick hides and fur (camels molt in the warm season). In summer, camels often endure the heat in the thickets of desert saxaul.

Source: channel "It's just like the beasts."

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