The animals in Morocco are just as varied as the climate and landscape of the country. In the Sahara desert of Morocco, you will also see a large variety of plants and trees. The animals found in this region will be adaptable to the harsh terrain with an annual rainfall of 100mm or even less and scorching summers and freezing nights of the winters. This unique climate and environment of Morocco have created animals that are unique and adaptable to the environment of the Moroccan Sahara desert environment. But unfortunately, many of the morocco Sahara desert animals are on the verge of extinction.
It is not possible to always see the rich Sahara desert fauna. But still, many rare and rich fauna live around the dunes of Morocco. So, if you wish to see these diverse and rich Morocco Sahara desert fauna, it is better to observe them by walking or camel trekking.
Animals that are easy to observe during the Moroccan desert tour
This camel with one hump is very common in Morocco and can be considered the country’s national animal. This amazing animal has been used for transportation for centuries. And nowadays, riding camels have become the biggest attraction of Morocco desert tours.
Beetles are small animals that can be seen everywhere in the dunes. If you see a track in the sand, it is probably the track of this small animal.
Barbary ground squirrelly
You will be able to find this species only in North Africa. However, as they live on rocky grounds, you can observe them in rocky oases in the Sahara.
Uromastyx, also known as Moroccan spiny-tailed lizard desert, is a type of lizard found in large numbers in the southeast part of Morocco. Like many other reptiles, the color of this lizard will change according to the weather. For instance, they will appear dark in cool weather and will become lighter in warm weather.
Rare animals that you can observe in the Moroccan desert tour
Fennec/ Desert fox
You will be able to find Desert foxes in many parts of Morocco’s Sahara desert, but they will commonly move around during the night. They live in undergrounds, but children of areas like Erg Chebbi often keep them as their pets.
Saharan striped polecat
Also known as the Saharan striped weasel, this is one such animal that is at risk of extinction. This is one of the African Nocturna that is very rare to observe.
The Berber skink
Also known as sandfish, this is one such animal that can move very fast in the dunes in a swimming fashion. You can observe this small animal if you are willing to walk for a few hours. Even though there are many animals in the Morocco Sahara desert, these are the easiest to observe.