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From morning to middle of the night, those fantastically illustrated courses invite readers to spend an afternoon with the animals and vegetation that inhabit the world's so much attention-grabbing environments.
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Arctic terns and guillemots live in colonies. 46 Herd A large group of animals such as caribou that live and travel together. Hooves The curved, horny feet on some animals. Reindeer and musk oxen have hooves. Ice Water that gets so cold it freezes solid. Ice floe A flat piece of floating sea ice. Marine Something connected with the sea. Seals and whales are marine mammals. Migration Moving from one place to another according to the seasons. Animals usually migrate to breed or find food. Native Animals, plants, or people that belong in a particular place.
The Arctic wolf will hunt and kill more or less any creatures he can find—small ones like ptarmigan, hares, and lemmings if they’re around, or big musk oxen and caribou, if necessary. 37 9:00 pm When you go outside in the winter, you wear special shoes or boots to keep your feet warm and to stop you from slipping on ice and snow. In the Arctic, animal feet need the same protection as yours would, so nature has provided special adaptations for the harsh environment. A reindeer’s toes spread out, acting like snowshoes to distribute his weight over a wide patch of snow or ice.
C a s an le bones fle d s blub ll a e w ber as st n— ri p n i 42 Washed up on an Arctic beach, the carcass of a bowhead whale attracts scavenging polar bears. Although we think of seals as their main food, some experts believe that up to ten percent of their diet is made of whale meat. Scavenging means eating dead animals or human garbage. Scavenger hunt Glaucous gulls are very large birds. Ravens are skilled scavengers that are often found picking at the carcasses of seals and caribou. It’s not only polar bears that eat seals.