By: Emmanuel A. & Shadrack A.
The taiga's range of temperatures in the taiga is mostly -54 degrees to -1 degree Celsius which is equal to -65 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Also the annual precipitation is 30-85 cm or 12-33 inches. This biome's seasons are winter and summer. The summers are mostly warm , rainy , and humid.
Animals and Their Adaptations
- American Black Bear- this bear can run up to 25 miles per hour , which is very quick for its 220-544 pound body. The American Black Bear coats is well adapted to the cold weather because of its shaggy fur.
- Gray Wolf- gray wolves can survive in many biomes as long as food is plentiful and the climate is relatively cold. The Gray Wolf is the largest wild canine.
- Red Fox- it can grow up to 2 1/2 feet long , 15 to 16 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh 10 to 12 pounds. The sly and intelligent fox adapts well to different habitats.
Plants and Their Adaptations
- Balasam Fir- you can find Balasam Fir in North Eastern America. The Balasam Fir is a small to medium sized native evergreen tree. It can grow 40-80 feet tall. And Balasam Fir stands as cover in the winter because the snow is not as deep.
- Black Spruce- the Black Spruce is able to survive in the colder climates because of it's layered twigs, waxy, pine needle, and rough bark. It is used to build houses. It is a tall tree. It can grow to be 25 meters tall. It grows in the Taiga Biome.
- Jack Pine- the Jack Pine grows on flat or hilly areas that have sandy soil. The wax pines needles and the rough bark protect the tree from the cold in Taiga.
Taiga Biome Project