Life On The Saguaro Cactus

The appearance of exotic Saguaro known to many – it is the emblem of a huge cactus of Arizona. In the desert of Sonora, this cactus – the largest living creature. He towers over all, he has no equal. Saguaro grows to a height of trees is 13, sometimes 15 meters. But to grow so huge cactus takes a long time: Saguaro grows very slowly. During the first 30 years, they grow no more than a meter. Then follows a period of relatively rapid growth, when the cactus adds about a millimeter a day. Only the 75 years the cactus gets its exotic appearance of a huge trunk with garlands of side chains. Living at the same cactus to 150 years, which, of course, very much for succulents.

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Some species of birds, such as, for example, this little woodpecker, in the trunk of a cactus suit their nests, making their eggs and chicks are protected from predators. Nobody dares to wade through these thorns.

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