Alpine Biome

The Alpine Biome
By Christell, Axel, Alex, and Sammy
Table of Contents
Description of The Alpine
Map of the Alpine Biome
Animal Life
Plant Life
People of the Alpine
The Alpine Biome
The Alpine Biome is one of the coldest biomes in the world. The Alpine is
cold, snowy and windy. Alpine biomes are found in the mountain regions. The
Alpine is 10,000 feet high!
The location of the Alpine biome is in Asia. Below the snow line, there is
cold, wind and snow. The Himalayan alpine mountain range is in Asia. Alpine
biomes are found in the mountain regions.
The temperature is a numerical measure of hot or cold. In the winter, the
temperature is below freezing. In the summer, the temperature range is 10
degrees to 15 degrees F. The precipitation in the alpine is 12 inches ( 30cm)
each year.
The alpine biome is also located in South America and Asia. Winter lasts
from October to May. Summer is from June to September.
The longitude/latitude of the alpine is 86 degrees east
and 27 degrees north. The alpine is a highland climate.
The physical features are mountains and snow. The
vegetation of the alpine plants is small ground plants. The
land is rocky, sandy soil with a cold wind.
In the alpine, there are Yak, Vicuña, Snow Leopards,
Mountain Goat, Lama, Chinchilla, Andean Condor, and an
Alpaca. Since it is very cold with little oxygen, the animals
have two layers of fat; shorter legs, ears, tails and bigger
Map of the Alpine Biome
Animals of The Alpine
By Alex Vasquez
Snow Leopards
The color of the snow leopard’s coat is gray and it has gray
ringed spots. A snow leopard is 3-4 feet long. Its shoulders are 24
inches tall. The tail is 2.5 to 3 feet long. When the snow leopard
rests, it wraps its tail as a blanket.
The Snow Leopards live in the Himalayan alpine regions of
Asia. It lives in these countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India,
Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The snow leopard eats sheep, wild boar, gazelles, hares,
markhor, bobak, tahr, marmots, mice, deer, blue sheep, bharal,
and the asiatic ibex. It a large wild goat. The snow leopard is
hunted by hunters.
The snow leopard’s coat can blend in with rocks. Its tail
makes it have balance. Also its paws stop it from sinking in the
Wild Yak
Hm… what is a wild yak? A wild yak is a long haired ox, like a
buffalo. The wild yak lives at central Asia. A wild yak is 11 feet
long. Its tail is 24 inches long. It weights 670-1,210 pounds. Its
physical features are that the horns of a female are 20 inches
tall. For a male, it is 40 inches tall. It uses its horns to dig under
the snow for food. Wild yak eat lichens, grasses, and tubers. The
wild yak get hunted by hunters.
Plants of the Alpine
By Sammy Garcia
The Alpine Phacelia
The alpine phacelia can be blue, violet, or white in color. The
alpine phacelia is a tubular, bell-shaped or bow-shaped flower. They
can be 1 to 2 feet high. These flowers are used for bordering
people’s gardens. The flowers grow in clusters of 10 to 100 flowers.
The alpine phacelia grows on rocky, open or wooden places in the
People of The Alpine
By Axel Navas
The Sherpas live in the Himalayas. They help people climb Mount
Everest. They are the world’s highest living population. They have larger
lungs and more blood cells to help them breathe. There is not much
oxygen in the Himalayas.
The Indians of the Andes Mountains live in South America. They are
born mountaineers. The Indians farm rice, tea, and barley.
People Affect The Alpine
People leave supplies on the mountains which is trash on
the mountains. Skiing might be fun but people have to cut down
trees to ski. People cut down trees and mine for gold, silver, and
copper. That erodes the land and plants. Global warming melts
ice and snow which makes animals migrate up the mountain.
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