High Altitude Places


In high altitude places, the climate is extremely cold on mountains and high places. The climate on mountains don't have alot of oxygen and the mountains become cooler because of the high altitude. The air is thinner and temperatures are usually much colder because there is less oxygen.

Temperature: The enviroment is different to the sea level compared to high altitude places.

Only some animals can survive in this enviroment.

Animal Adaptations

Red Panda

The Red Panda has a big wrist bone located on each front paw which is called the ''thumb''. The thumb helps the Red Panda hold bamboo. They are gentle and shy creatures spending most of its time sleeping while its tail is wrapped around its head.

Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard is highly adapted to its enviroment in mountain areas. They can take down preys which can be three times bigger than its own size. Snow Leopards are highly endangered since their fur was once terribly prized.

Spectacled bear

The Specataled bear build large platforms out of broken and cracked branches, to help them get out and grab the fruit. Little Spectaled bears are simply recognised by their bright yellow eye patches.

Plants Adaptations

Snowdon Lily

The Snowdon lily's survival in Snowdon is thought to be a danger from climate change. The Snowdon lily is rare because of its fine white flowers.

Great Basin bristlecone pine

The Great Basin bristlecone pine's leaves or needles can stay green for over 45 years. They have a odd skill to survive in a tough, bad and challenging place.

The Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettles protect themselves by the stinging hairs. They have stinging hairs because the hair is a successful way to avoid being eaten by caterpillars and other insects. Stinging nettles in the wild can grow absolutely tall.