The Arctic Circle, the Arctic region has extreme climatic conditions, surrounded by cold, snow, where only a few plants and animals survive. Hibernation in the cold season, hidden colors and thick fur can help those animals survive in the Arctic. Before introducing eight animals living in the Antarctic, let us look at the ten animals living in the Arctic!
- Arctic rabbit
Arctic rabbits are hares that live in extreme conditions in the Arctic. Their thick fur and special habits help them survive in the extremely cold polar regions. The color of the Arctic hare varies from season to season. The back of the body is white in the winter and the back of the body is light gray in the summer. This color-changing habit can help the Arctic hare to avoid its predator.
The ferrets live in the snow-covered Arctic region. Their sharp vision and special hearing can help them find their prey. The lemming, arctic hare, mouse, and other birds are the main prey of the ferrets.
- Arctic Tern
Arctic terns are migratory birds that breed in the Arctic and fly to the Antarctic coast next winter. They nest in the territories of the Arctic, and in the winter they migrate to the Antarctic, where they travel more than 40,000 kilometers a year.
Yaks live in the cold Arctic tundra, and long, fluffy hair can help calves survive in dangerous cold climates. Yaks use their hooves to search for food on snow-covered land. Roots and moss are the main food for yaks.
- Canada Lynx
Lynx Canadensis (Canada lynx) is a type of feline that lives in the Arctic. Their limbs are long and strong, and these long legs help them walk easily in the snow-covered Arctic. The North American Snow Rabbit is the main prey of the Canada lynx, and the wild boar and the deer are also one of its food.
- White whale
The white whale is one of the smallest members of the whale family and lives in the Arctic and the Arctic Ocean. Their bright white and prominent round forehead make them easily recognizable in whales, and worms and small fish are their main food.
- Arctic fox
Arctic fox’s thick white fur and habits allow them to survive in extreme weather conditions. Their fur color also changes with the seasons. It is white in winter and brown in summer. This color change adapts to the surrounding environment. Can help them capture prey such as hares, birds, and fish.
- One-horned whale
The Monodon monoceros is also known as Narwhal because their long teeth are like spiral rifles. The narwhal lives in the Arctic Ocean. Only male horned whales have long teeth. They use these strong long teeth to fight against their opponents and use them for courtship during the mating season.
The walruses of long fangs live in the cold Arctic Circle. They live in a group of thousands of members and spend most of their time on huge ice. Both male and female walruses have strong cavities. Under the frozen sea, cavities can be used to open ice-holes for breathing.
- Polar bear
Polar bears spend most of their time on thick ice in the Arctic, and they have very thick skin on their bodies that help them survive extremely cold temperatures. They also have fur under their feet so that polar bears get enough grip when walking on the ice.