By: Scott Broder and Bryce McCracken
The Alpine Biome is located on mountain ranges worldwide, usually starting at an altitude of 10,000 feet and higher. The Alpine Biome is usually located just below the snow line of a mountain.
Animals that live in the Alpine biome usually have to deal with the cold and too much high UV wavelengths. The Alpine animals have to deal with this because there is less atmosphere to filter UV rays from the sun. There are only warm-blooded animals in the alpine although there are some insects. Animals have adapted to the cold by hibernating, migrating to warmer and lower areas to get stay sheltered. They also try to insulate their bodies more by having layers of fat. Alpine animals also adapt by having bigger lungs, more blood cells, and hemoglobin for the lack of oxygen and pressure at higher altitudes. Also physical adaptations could include shorter legs, tails, and ears in order to reduce losing as much heat as possible.