The Canadian Tundra

The Canadian Tundra is a barren wasteland of ice.  All year, at least half of it is covered in snow, sleet, and ice.  Some animals there are ermines, arctic and grey wolves, polar bears, caribou (a.k.a. reindeer) , moose,musk oxen,  arctic foxes, snowy owls, gyrfalcons, arctic hares, lemmings,  arctic terns, ivory gulls, and snow buntings.  The top predators out of them are polar bears, wolves, snowy owls, and gyrfalcons.

Ariel predators, such as snowy owls and gyrfalcons, fly high so they can see more area. Gyrfalcons are falcons that eat the same diets as eagles;fish, rodents, and carrion.  Snowy owls are nicknamed “The White Terror of the North”.  Male snowy owls are pure white, while females are white with grey splotches.

A Female Snowy Owl searches the tundra for food

A Female Snowy Owl searches the tundra for food

One of the longest migrations of any animal is that of the caribou; or reindeer.  They migrate from the Arctic Circle into the northern lower 48; some 3,000 miles.