Welcome to the Fascinating World of Arctic Animals!
There are many different types of Arctic Animals.
Here is an image of various Arctic Animals, which include Harp Seals, Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolves, Polar Bears and Arctic Hares.
Here is an image of one of my favorite Arctic Animals, which is the Beluga Whale.
To learn more useful facts about each arctic animal, please refer to this website.
Interesting Facts about the Arctic:
- Due to Earth's tilt, there is at least one day throughout the year that is complete darkness or sunshine.
- Temperatures can reach up to -70℃ in various parts of the Arctic.
- The Arctic comes from the Greek word for Arktos, which refers to the two constellations in the northern sky.
- The ice of the Arctic contains ten percent of the world's fresh water.
Various Types of Land Mammals Found in the Arctic:
- Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus
- Arctic Hare - Lepus arcticus
- Caribou / Reindeer - Rangifer tarandus
- Moose - Alces alces
- Ermine - Mustela erminea
- Sea Otter - Enhydra lutris
- Wolverine - Gulo gulo
Various Types of Birds Found in the Arctic:
- Arctic Skua - Stercorarius parasiticus
- Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
- Ptarmigan - Lagopus muta
- Puffin - Fratercula arctica
- Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus
- Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens
Other Animals Found in the Arctic:
- Arctic Woolly Bear Moth (caterpillar) - Gynaephora groenlandica
- Greenland Sharks - Somniosus microcephalus
- Narwhal - Monodon monoceros
- Orca - Orcinus orca
- Bearded Seal - Erignathus barbatus
- Ringed Seal - Pusa hispida
- Walrus - Odobenus rosmarus
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