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The word tundra comes from the Finnish word “tunturi” which means treeless land. It is time to find out a bit more about tundra facts with Kidspress Magazine!

  • The Tundra Biome has only 6 weeks of summer.
  • The soil has very little nutrients for plants.
  • The Tundra Biome is the biome most affected by human pollution.
    Tundra Facts

    Tundras are located in North America, Asia & Europe.

  • Around 20% of the Earth’s land surface is covered with tundra.
  • There are two different types of Tundra, Polar Tundra and Arctic Tundra.
  • The only tree in the Tundra is called Dwarf Willow tree, and the maximum is only 4 inches tall.
  • Plants that grow in the tundra include grasses, shrubs, herbs, and lichens.
  • Animals in the tundra tend to have small ears and tails. This helps them to lose less heat in the cold.
  • Permafrost – Below the top soil, the ground is permanently frozen year round.
  • The permafrost itself can reach between 300 to 1,500 feet deep.
  • Polar bears come to the tundra for the summer where they have their babies.
  • The sun is almost 24 hours up a summer day, meaning that there are mostly no nights.
  • The frozen sea raises the salt, forming little ice flowers.
  • The Tundra Biome is the most vital role in keeping global temperature at a stable place.
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