The Characteristics Of The Alpine Biome

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low temperatures, frosty, cold winds. When you hear those characteristics they remind you of mountains. The Alpine biome is like winter is to people in New England; snow, high winds, ice, all the typical winter characteristics that are shown. In Latin the word for 'high mountain ' is 'alpes '. That is where today 's word alpine comes from. The Alpine biome is one of the coldest biomes in the world. It is so deadly chilly because of its high altitudes. Summer temperature range between -12 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius. The average downpour is 30 cm a year. It is very much alike to the Tundra biome. Both the alpine and the tundra biomes are cold and barren to the bone throughout the year. The Alpine biome is also just like the arctic biome.the global mountains that are parts of the alpine biome include the Rockies, Sierra, and Cascade mountains in North America, the Andes in South America, the Himalayas in Asia, the Alps and Pyrenees in Europe. Genus: Llama Species: pacos. The alpaca is a type of llama that lives in the Andes Mountains of South America. The alpaca is part of the camelidae family and is closely related to the famous llama. The llama is a much bigger animal, standing up to 4 feet at the shoulder and weighing 340 pounds. Both are semi-wild domesticated animals related to the wild guanaco. Some think the alpaca may be a cross between a llama and vicuña. Alpacas have small heads, a cleft upper lip, and big pointed ears. Their bodies

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