Kw-logo-smaller

Biomes of the World - Tundra

Biomes of the World - Tundra.
Tundra
Coldest Biome of the World - Tundra in the Arctic.
Arctic Wolf

What Makes the Tundra Biome Unique

The Tundra biome is the coldest of all five world biomes. A Tundra is a treeless area near the Arctic where the ground is always frozen and there's very little plant life. Tundras are found just below the ice caps of the Arctic, across North America, in Europe, Siberia and Asia. Most of Alaska and almost half of Canada are located in the Tundra biome. Tundras cover about one-fifth of Earth's land surface. There are two different types of Tundras: Arctic and Alpine.

The Arctic Tundra

In the Arctic soil is always frozen, so large pools of water form on top of the ground. Arctic Tundras are found in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Alpine Tundra

Even though temperatures can drop to freezing in an Alpine Tundra, the soil is still able to drain water. Alpine Tundras are found on mountains all over the world at such a high altitude that trees cannot grow.

Tantalizing Tundra Trivia

  • The climate of the Tundra is so cold it's impossible for trees to grow, which is why the Tundra biome looks similar to the prairies, except frozen.
  • During the Ice Ages, massive glaciers covered the Tundra. Over the years, the glaciers melted, leaving behind rock and fertile soil.
  • You might be surprised by all the animals that can survive in the Tundra. Wolves, lemmings, caribou, musk oxen, polar bears, snow owls, geese, deer, elk, mountain goats and several species of sheep all live in the Tundra biome.
Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

PotatoesGonnaPotate
I wanna live there. I remember Phineas&Ferb's theme song XD
commented: Tue Apr 23, 2013

icycool

icycool wrote:

niiccceee...good job, have a pro. on this. :)
commented: Tue Oct 02, 2012

there are 2 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1019521262093

What Would You Do In The Tundra? Vote!

  • I'd race dog sleds for fun.
  • I'd make the biggest toboggan slide down a mountain.
  • I'd invite everyone over for S'mores.
  • I'd tame a polar bear and ride it to school.

related stories

There are five different world biomes. The Grasslands are one of them. Kidzworld gives you a clos...
Did you know there are deserts on every continent, including Antarctica? Check out more facts tha...
There are five major biomes in the world: aquatic, desert, forest, grasslands and tundra. Kidzwor...
Welcome to the driest place on earth. The Atacama Desert receives rain every 100 years, if at all...

latest videos

Random in the forums

iittsslizzie2
iittsslizzie2 posted in General:
"Ilikeham123" wrote:Banned for having a profile pic! Seriously?? anyhoo...... other guy above me....... BANNED FOR BANNING ME ABOUT THE WAY I LAUGH HUE HUE HUE
reply less than a minute
Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in General:
Banned for putting 'B' at the start of ur laugh :P hahahaha
reply 3 minutes
Ilikeham123
Ilikeham123 posted in General:
Banned for having a profile pic!
reply 4 minutes
iittsslizzie2
iittsslizzie2 posted in General:
BAHAHAHAHA Banned for complaining about me wanting you to get stabbed with a spoon... jk
reply 5 minutes
Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in General:
Banned for showing ur teeth!  :devil
reply 7 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...