The Arctic Tundra Biome By: Carson Rommel
Location • The Tundra lies in between the North Pole and the Taiga. • The following areas are located in the Arctic Tundra: Greenland, Canada, Scandinavia, Siberia and Northern Alaska.
Animals • The Arctic Tundra includes various types of animals including: caribou, deer, bears, foxes, wolves, hares and shrews. • These animals must be well adapted to this cold dry climate. • There are only about 48 species of land mammals in the Arctic Tundra.
Climate in The Tundra • It is very cold and dry in this biome. • Actually, it is the coldest and the driest biome in the world. • It rains less than ten inches a year. • Sometimes the temperatures can reach as low as -94 degrees F and in the summers can reach a high of 55 degrees F.
Plants • The Arctic Tundra plants consist of about 1700 species of moss, grass, lichens, sedges, and shrubs. • The soil is fertilized by animal droppings, but has low nutrients. • Permafrost prevents trees from growing in the Arctic Tundra.