by Jake Williams
Characteristics of the Tundra
There are two types of Tundras - Arctic and Alpine. The tundra is an extremely cold climate, has simple vegetation structure and has a short season of growth.
Some land forms in the Arctic Tundra are Polar Ice caps, Ice Bergs and Snow. The Alpine Tundra mostly has grass on the outside of many mountains and no trees.
Bodies of water
The tundra is in constant danger from various things. Over hunting animals might put them into extinction. Another concern is global warming. If it gets warm to quick, the organisms used to the cold would not have time to adapt to the new changes and die out. Also Melting glaciers flood areas and destroy plant species.
Animals and Plants
Animals that live in the Tundra can adapt to extreme temperatures and conditions that are in the Tundra. The White Fox, Reindeer, Polar Bear and Snowy Owl all live in the Tundra. Types of Tundra plants are willows, grasses and mosses. Most plants tend to grow low to the ground to stay out of the harsh wind. The animals in the Tundra eat these plants to survive and gain energy to stay warm.