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Polar bear:Carnivore
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Wolvirine: Carnivore
Arctic Ground Squirell:Omnivore
Snowy Owl:Omnivore
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Artic Fox: Omnivore
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Alpaca: Herbivore
Rock Ptarmingan:Herbivore
rockptarmiganhome.gifAlpine Hare: Herbivore

The special adaptive features of this Ptarmigans help them to exist in the natural habitat.
  • These monogamous birds use their changing skin as a camouflage to adapt the shifting environment.
  • These birds can commence a full upward flight from a seating position.
  • The feathered legs provide enough warmness to these birds and help them to walk in the snow.
  • The black stripe diagonally from the eyes, act as a goggle for these birds and prevent them from snow blindness, by minimizing the impacts of sun’s reflection on the snow.
  • These birds can burrow themselves in the snow to avoid the cold winters and their predators

The alpacas padded feet are environmentally friendly. This adaptation was probably needed so they didn't destroy the scarce vegetable matter. Same is probably true for why they don't pull the grass out by its roots.

If alpacas didn't have their dense fleece, they probably would not have survived the harsh winters on the altiplano. Alpacas can go days without water and food.

Since there were times when food wasn't available, alpacas adapted to going without for awhile. With food scarcity, an alpacas fleece will grow less. An alpaca will borrow nutrients from other parts of its body to continue life. Keeping alpacas at their optimal weight means your fleece will be denser and grow better.

Alpacas actually need less feed than most other animals. It only takes 1.5 to 2% of an alpacas body weight of feed to sustain a healthy alpaca. The alpacas three-compartment stomach converts grass and hay to energy with extreme efficiency so they eat less. The harsh conditions they live in on the altiplano makes this survival adaptation a necessity.

Alpacas don't drink a lot of water. This is another adaptation of the unforgiving altiplano.

An alpaca is really a very fast animal. Probably developed to survive escape of the Puma.

Animals that live in the tundra have special adaptations that allow them to survive the
extreme temperatures and conditions that are present in a tundra. A good example
of an animal with special adaptations is the Arctic Fox. The Arctic Fox has short ears
and a short, round body with a thick coat to minimize the amount of skin exposed to
the frigid air.

Here is the food chains:

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Lichen may be a plant but it's also a decomposer at the same time.
It can break down organic matter and rock using the fungus in the lichen.


Biotic and abiotic factors include the living and nonliving elements of an ecosystem or biome that help shape that system. Living organisms, such as plants, animals, fungi and bacteria, compose the biotic factors. Abiotic factors on the tundra include the nonliving elements of the ecosystem, such as temperature and precipitation

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