What are Some Alpine Animals? (with picture)

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What are Some Alpine

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The alpine is the part of a mountain or mountain above the tree line. can be anywhere between 800 m (2600 ft) sea level (as in Sweden) to 5200 m ft) above sea level (as in the Bolivian but typically between 2000 m ft) and 4000 m (13,000 ft). zones are frequently cold, and rocky, demanding animals special adaptations to cope the harsh climate.

Due to the rarity of large predators on mountains, the climate and relative of available food is the main alpine animals have to The larger alpine animals have large, strong which help them the sparse air near the top of mountain


Some alpine animals the mountain goat (North the llama and alpaca (South the chinchilla (South America), the Ibex (Alps ), the Chinese Cat (China), cougar (North and America), the Alpine Stream (China), yak (Tibet), and various and birds, including the Golden At the highest altitudes (such as found on parts of the Tibetan in Asia), the only life are rodents, and/or insects.

Alpine animals have found at some of the highest altitudes, including a black spider found at 22,000 ft m) on Mt. Everest.

In America, one of the most recognized alpine animals is the goat, famous for its thick and sure-footedness. The mountain goat is in not a true goat, but one genus of in the class of animals known as The mountain goat is the only of its genus, Oreamnos . Like other animals adapted to the mountain goat has a double of fur including an undercoat of guard and a larger outer coat.

These alpine animals are so insulated that they can temperatures as low as -50 degrees F (-46 C) and wind speeds of up to 100 mph. could probably live in of Antarctica if there were to eat.

There are several peoples depend on alpine animals for survival. Two are the people of the Andes and the people. These cultures on llamas/alpacas and the yak respectively.

These take the place of cattle, or other more typical animals that would survive at such high The thick coats of these are ideal to make jackets out of, meat is highly edible, and all of produce milk for drinking. If it for these high altitude animals, the Andes and the Tibetan might be uninhabitable.

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