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 3 5 6 9 11 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 lungs. 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 snow. 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 mountains. People of The Alpine By Axel Navas Sherpas 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.