Many endangered species live in the tundra, including polar bears, arctic foxes, arctic peregrine falcons, Eskimo curlews and wood bison. Thawing in the arctic permafrost due to global climate change, hunting and habitat destruction further threaten these endangered species.
As the permafrost thaws in tundra regions, animals that usually live in warmer habitats to the south of the tundra move north and compete for the same food supply used by the arctic animals. The migrating red fox population poses a serious threat to the native arctic foxes. Polar bears need to travel farther for limited food supplies. Increased travel and less food shorten the mating season, leading to fewer young and further decreasing the population.Learn More
In North America, some of the endangered species that live in the grasslands include the black-footed ferret, the northern swift fox and the peregrine falcon. Other prairie-dwelling animals, such as the mountain lion and the greater prairie chicken, are not on the endangered species list, but are threatened and have suffered extreme losses in numbers.Full Answer >
Animals that live in Greenland include polar bears, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, caribou, lemmings, Arctic wolves, hares, reindeer, sea eagles, ptarmigans, puffins, auks, sparrows, gulls, owls, ringed seals, harbor seals, walruses and bearded seals. Along Greenland's coastal waters, several large mammals migrate and feed, including humpback whales, narwhals, orcas, blue whales, sperm whales, beluga whales, fin whales and mink whales.Full Answer >
Several types of animals live in the Earth's cold polar regions, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, whales, Arctic wolves, brown bears, Pacific salmon, caribou, walruses, auks, penguins, Arctic owls, lemmings, Arctic hares, narwhals and killer whales. Due to a lack of vegetation, most animals in the polar regions are carnivores. Penguins feed on fish in cold Antarctic waters. Meanwhile, leopard seals and killer whales feed on penguins.Full Answer >
The arctic tundra encompasses northern portions of Alaska and Canada and is home to a few omnivores including polar bears, arctic wolves and arctic foxes. Omnivores are animals that eat both plant and animal materials.Full Answer >