The coolest biome
Where is the Tundra Biome located
Climate of the Tundra Biome
The annual precipitation, Including melting snow, is around 15 to 25 cm.
There is a short growing season that ranges from 50 to 60 days a year
Five specific Animals
- Cushion Plants grow in small tight packs to stay warm
- Arctic Moss can store food from spring and use it through out the year
- The Prairie Cocrus grows hairs and grows close to the ground
- The Purple Saxifrage grows furry ends to keep warm
- The Arctic Puppy has cup shaped flowers
Animals in the Tundra
Animals may have hollow hairs for better insulation, fur or other types of thick hair for warmth, strategic hibernation routines. Also, they may have blubber, fat, or other types of strategies to survive this harsh biome
- Caribou have grown long hairs to help keep warm in the Tundra
- Arctic Wolves
have a thick undercoat of soft fur and an overcoat of long, thick hair and smaller, rounder ears to help prevent heat loss
- Lemmings use there dark reddish color to help absorb heat
- Arctic Grounds Squirrels make den to stay underground during harsh weather
- Polar Bears have thick, oily coats, and a layer of blubber under their skin to keep warm.
Predator Pray Relationships:
The Polar bear preys on the Arctic Fox.
The Wolf preys on the Caribou.
The Snowy Owl preys on the Lemmings.
The Arctic Fox preys on the Snowy Owl
Cooperation and Competition:
- Competition between a Musk Ox and a Caribou. Both species have similar diets When food is tough to find, there may be some competition between the two organism to find food.
- Cooperation in the Tundra happens when Polar Bears let Arctic Foxes eat there scraps.
Additional Information about the Tundra
The Tundra is the second most deadly environments of the world
Ecological Concerns about the Tundra
With such extreme temperatures it is vital that the Tundra's temperatures stay set, and global warming is changing that, causing Tundra to shrink. Animals are loosing there homes because of global warming
Endangered species to the tundra
- Polar Bear
- Arctic Fox
- Arctic Peregrine Falcon
- Wood Bison