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The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Wildlife

Posted By Transun on 20/10/2010

PictureThe Arctic has some unique wildlife, if you are very lucky you might spot one of the following when you go on an Arctic Adventure:

Arctic Fox; Also known as the ‘Snow Fox’, it has deep, thick fur to help it survive in one of the coldest habitats on the planet.

Reindeer; Both male and female reindeer grow antlers. They have especially wide nostrils to warm the Arctic air as they breathe in.

Moose; The largest species in the deer family, they have a long nose, drooping lip and hump on their shoulders. The flap of skin hanging at their throat is called a ‘bell.’

Lynx; ‘Lynx’, from the Greek word ‘Shine’, refers to the reflective ability of this wild cat’s eyes. They have characteristic black tufts of hair on the tops of their ears.

Arctic Warbler; This bird makes ites nest in shrub low to the ground. The entire population migrates to South East Asia in the winter.

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