Animals that live in the Australian desert must overcome the heat and find water and food to survive. Red kangaroos and emus have specific adaptations and behaviours enabling them to live in these conditions.

The freshwater crocodile has barely changed for 50 million years and has the greatest capacity to conserve energy. It can survive for two years without feeding.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Secondary, Darwin
First broadcast:
11 March 2009

Before watching the clip, students could be asked to list the adaptations that kangaroos, emus and crocodiles have made to survive the intense heat of the desert.