Mojave Max

Kids Interactive Adventure to Explore the Desert

Mojave Max's desert home is filled with exciting plants and animals. Each one is important to maintain a balanced ecosystem. This screen shows a total of 14. Can you find them all? Click or touch the plants and animals below and check off the ones you find.

Chuckwalla

Chuckwallas are large lizards found primarily in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Some are found on coastal islands. Chuckwallas are a stocky wide-bodied lizard with a flattened midsection and prominent belly. Their tails are thick, tapering to a blunt tip. Loose folds of skin characterize the neck and sides of the body, which is covered in small, coarsely granular scales. The common chuckwalla measures 15-3/4 inches in length, whereas insular species such as the giant chuckwalla of San Esteban Island can measure as much as 30 inches in total length.