Reading Rainbow: Desert Giant... Saguaro Cactus (1989)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When people think of giant cactuses, it is the image of the saguaro that generally comes to mind. Details about this symbol of desert life are featured in Reading Rainbow: Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus, as host LeVar Burton takes a look at the desert ecosystem and the many forms of life that exist there. These include bobcats, jack rabbits, woodpeckers, and rattlesnakes, all of which have adapted to the extreme conditions. Burton discusses the ways in which cactus live with minimal precipitation and also tells his young viewers how to dress for the desert environment.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, desert