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Mountains and Ice Caps

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emalee johnson

on 11 October 2012

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Mountains and Ice Caps
By: Emalee Johnson Alpaca
Mountian Goat
Snow leopard
Yak Animals Plants http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/alpine.htm
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-24-01.asp References The Alpine biome is one of the coldest biomes in the world.
It's cold because of its high altitudes.
The Summer temperatures range between -12 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius.
The Winter temperatures get as low as -32 degrees. The winter season lasts for 7 months.
The average precipitation is 30 cm a year. Climate Descriptions Temperature and Precipitation This biome is located +10,000 ft. above sea level and has extremely intense wind speeds and temperatures. Winds and Altitudes Animals Lichens
Bear grass
Wild Potatoes
Dwarf trees Chinchilla Alpaca Mountian Goat Moss Wild potato Plants Threats Food web and chain Global warming ( the polar ice caps melting)
The demand for mountain riches such as -- timber, minerals, water and tourism. Solutions 1st solution would be to reduce our intake on using our valuable resources
2nd would be to reduce our pollution because from seeing the movie "The day after tomorrow", we see that it could poteniently become a fight for survival. The chinchilla has had to make many adapations to survive with these extreme conditions. some of these include:

the chinchilla's dense or thick fur helps it sustain the cold temperatures.
the chinchilla's ability to jump, cling, and climb over rocks help protect it from preditors.
they are herbivores which allow them to eat the grasses and roots that are in the alpine biome. Adaptations Temperatures can change from warm to freezing in less than a day.
Chinchilla's almost went extinct in the 1940's
It take 120-150 chinchilla pelts to make one coat
Be careful if you ever get the chance to own a chinchilla never spray anything from an airsol can around it because they have a very delicate respiratory system and it can possibly lead to death!!! Fun Facts Name one plant found in this biome
How high was the altitude?
Name one animal found in this biome
Name a threat to the biome
Name an adaptation of the chinchilla Quiz Me! 1. Moss or wild potato
2. 10,000ft
3.chinchilla, mountian goat, alpaca
4.global warming or the demand for mountain riches.
5. It's ability to jump and cling to rocks or its fur or its diet Answers
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