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Encyclopedia > Cold Kansas Desert
The Future is Wild episode
“Cold Kansas Desert”
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 5
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"Prairies of Amazonia" "Waterland"

Cold Kansas Desert is the fifth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. It is set in North America, 5,000,000 years into the future. The episode focusses on three species. The Future is Wild was a 2003 television program which used computer-generated imagery to show the possible future of life on Earth. ... Prairies of Amazonia is the fourth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... Waterland is the sixth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Future is Wild was a 2003 television program which used computer-generated imagery to show the possible future of life on Earth. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

  • Deathgleaner - a massive carnivorous bat that spends the day hunting for prey in the desert and spends the night in a communal roost.
  • Spink - a descendant of the quail whose wings have become digging paddles. The species lives much like the naked mole rat of our time.
  • Desert Rattleback - a descendant of the agouti and a relative of the rattleback from the previous episode. This one is better suited for cold regions.

The episode explains that the onset of the ice age caused the agricultural belt of the USA to turn into a desert where temperatures at night regularly reach freezing. The episode shows how the animals have evolved to cope with the harsh features of this forbidding landscape. The Deathgleaner The Deathgleaner is a postulated mammal created for the television series The Future is Wild. ... The Spink The Spink is a hypothetical future burrowing bird created for the television program The Future is Wild. ... Genera Coturnix Anurophasis Perdicula Ophrysia † See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. ... Binomial name Heterocephalus glaber Rüppell, 1842 The Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the Sand Puppy, or desert mole rat, is a very unusual burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa, predominately South Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. ... Agouti refers to a number of species of rodents, as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animals. ...


 
 

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