A tundra

We will learn about a tundra.

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About a tundra

These are the types of animals in a tundra: a snowy owl, a wolverine, a tundra wolf, lemming, polar bears and more. The soil is poor in nutrients and has perma frost. In the interesting facts paragraph below, you will see why a tundra doesn't have trees. (Including melting) the precipitation is 15-25 cm, 6-10 in average. The temperature is usually -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Interesting facts

  • There are 48 different kinds of animals and 400 varieties of flowers.
  • The word tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturi which means treeless plain.
  • The cause of extreme temperatures makes most organisms get their nutrients from decaying of dead organic material.
  • During the summer, a tundra shows daylight 24 hours a day.

How do humans affect the tundra?

  • The oil spills can kill wild life and significantly damage the tundra ecosystem.
  • Air pollution can cause smog clouds that contaminate lichen, a significant food source for many animals.

How can we protect the tundra?

  • People can pick up trash.
  • Don't cross the sign that says, "Don't cross here!"

Why do we need this biome and what is it known for?

Without the tundra system, it would change the climate around the world. Tundra is a key factor in global biodiversity. The tundra is known for frost-molded landscapes and extremely low temperatures. It has little precipitation along with poor nutrients in the soil. There are short growing seasons.

Abiotic and biotic factors


  • Rocks
  • Altitude
  • Temperature

  • Flowers
  • Animals
  • Plants