The United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a small oil rich country located in the southeast region of the Middle East. The habitat of the UAE resembles that of its Arabian neighbors, as it is largely dominated by a desert climate. There are some date palms, acacia, and eucalyptus trees that can be found in some of the more mild regions of the desert. The climate of the UAE is mostly hot and dry, with the heat peaking in the summer months of July and August. Rain in this area is sparse although there occassionally might be enough downpur in the coastal regions to cause flooding. While this small country does not boast the diversity of wildlife seen in other parts of the world, there are still a number of animals native to to the UAE. The Arabian Oryx
is a type of cow found largely in the UAE. This breed of cow, however, has several physical features not shared by its domestic cousin. Both genders of the Oryx grow large horns that can be deadly when used, and they are also brown in color, which is useful as it allows them to blend in with their natural habitat. The UAE can also boast the presence of two distinct types of gazelle: the Sand Gazelle and the Arabian Mountain Gazelle
, both beautiful but endangered species. The Arabian Leopard also calls this place home. This type of leopard, also on the brink of extinction, is much smaller than its Asian and African counterparts, and quite solitary. Finally, the hare also calls this region home, although the type of hare than inhabit this region are significantly tougher than its European and American counterparts, due to the harsh climate.