Animals found in the tundra...

Arctic Fox - It has a thick white coat of fur for the winter , so that it can blend into the white snowy surrounding and this coat also helps the fox keep warm
The Snowy Owl is able to live in the Arctic year round. This owl is thickly covered with feathers from head to toe to protect it during the severe cold winter. Also it has white feathers with brown bars and spots in order to blend in with surrounding trees.

LEMMINGS look like fat furry hamsters. The brown lemming and the collared lemming live in the Arctic. The brown lemming prefers wetter areas, while the collared lemming is usually seen in rocky places. The collared lemming turns white in winter.They eat seeds and grasses.
In the winter lemmings live in burrows in the snow. They make many snow tunnels. They are safe from the cold and wind.


Polar Bears- Since they live in cold areas they depend on a thick coat of insulated fur. Fur grows on the bottom of their paws and provides a good grip on ice. polar bears have a white coat that provides camouflage but under their fur, polar bears have black skin to soak in the suns warming rays.external image 00473-06209.jpg?itok=LHRBSeKy

Caribou- They have large hooves that are useful tools for digging through the snow in search of food.Caribou are the only deer in which male and females both have antlers
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Arctic Hare: The Arctic Hare has long front claws. They use their strong claws to dig in the hard packed snow. Their coat grows longer and thicker for the winter. The Hare has a short thick undercoat protected by a longer coat on top. They have short ears so they don't have to loose a lot of body heat.

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Snow Geese: When the winter is ending snow geese fly north to their breeding place on the Arctic tundra. Families stay together through the young's first winter. Snow geese fly in a V form to reduce wind drag and risk of collision.
snow geese flying, Mila Zinkova, license : Creative Commons 3.0
snow geese flying, Mila Zinkova, license : Creative Commons 3.0

Arctic Butterflies: They are usually found in warm sheltered places.

Walrus- Both male and female walruses have tusks and use them to help pull themselves out of the water
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