8. Desert Tortoise
The desert tortoise, which lives in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, survives temperatures upward of 140 degrees Fahrenheit by burrowing into the ground to escape the heat. The desert tortoise goes above ground to forage only 2 percent of the time, spending a whopping 98 percent of its time in its burrow. Not only does it survive in the desert, but it thrives, with a lifespan of up to 80 years.
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