Kuwait is primarily desert and this greatly affects its wildlife,
or lack thereof. There are a few mammals in the country, but they are decreasing
in numbers and include the jackal, fox, and hares. The sea life is similar to the
mammals inland as there are no true lakes or rivers, however the Persian Gulf is
home to numerous animals, including shrimp, oysters, and hundreds of fish species.
The bird life in Kuwait is fairly impressive (considering
it is a desert) as there are a number of migratory birds and water fowls. Among
these are swallows, skylarks, wrens, eagles, cormorants, and terns. In the subject
of reptiles there are some lizards, geckos, and snakes, while amphibians are rare
due to the desert. There are also numerous insects in Kuwait as well as spiders
and some scorpions.