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The High Mountain Biome
Transcript of The High Mountain Biome
By Alina Grillo
It is usually very cold all year long but can get into the eighties in summer, usually freezing or below freezing at night
Llamas are fluffy, large mammals with long necks. They are herbivores and they mostly eat grasses. They live in the mountains because they have adapted to the high altitude and climate because of their fur.
Plants: Wild Potato
Wild Potatoes come in varieties of colors and are poisonous except for it edible inner tube. They grow in the mountains because they have adapted to the cold temperature and the soil.
Animals: Mountain Goat
Mountain goats have long fur and quite large. They are herbivores and eat grasses as well as the llama. They live in the mountain biome because the have adapted to the mountains because of their special hooves and adapting to the cold climate because of their fur.
Animals: Steller's Jay
Steller's Jays are small slender birds. They eat insects, seeds, berries, nuts, small animals, eggs, and nestlings. they live in the mountains because they have adapted to the cold temperature because of their feathers.
This biome can be found on almost every continent.
Plants: Bristlecone Pine
Bristlecone Pines are small and are the oldest known tree species. They can stand for years after they have died. They live in the mountains becouse they have adapted to cold temperatures and the environment.
Plants: Bear Grass
Bear grass is a small fan like grass.It lives in the mountain because of its adaptation to forest fires, the environment, and temperature.
Plants: Polylepis Forest
Polylepis trees are related to the rose and are brightly colored. They live in the mountains because they are adapted to the unsteady water supply and climate.
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