The Arctic presents a fascinating landscape, does it not? Well, equally fascinating are its inhabitants.
Here is a list considered most incredible by tourists and explorers alike:
The Arctic Wolf is a gray wolf native to Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands – from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island. It has a thick, white coat that makes it possible for it to withstand the sub-zero temperatures of the cold Arctic climate. And, of course, it looks as majestic as ever and by example remains a very intelligent creature.
These mammals communicate through whistles, clicks, and chirps and hence have earned the nickname of “sea canaries.” They are small but highly social and are found in considerable populations in Churchill, Manitoba, Tadoussac, and Quebec.
These giants can weigh 2000 kg (4400 lb) and populate Alaska, and are also found east of Russia. The smaller species can be located in Greenland, Svalbard and some northern regions in Canada. The animals also long tusks that they use for fighting, dominance, and for attracting their mates.
Native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the Arctic Fox is most commonly found in areas that have arctic tundra. The animal camouflages itself in the snowy landscape with its fur, which turns a beautiful white color in winter. The foxes can grow up to 68 cm and feed on a variety of food: lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fish, and various sea birds.
The most famous inhabitant of the Arctic, polar bears live in Norway, Greenland, northern Canada and Alaska. A male polar bear can reach a body length of 3 m (9.8 ft) and weigh up to 450 kg. They have a thick fur, and a layer of blubber that insulates them against the freezing cold. They are excellent swimmers and have an incredible sense of smell that helps them track and hunt their prey.
These small seals do not have ears, most commonly seen in the oceans around the Arctic circle. However, they have big dark eyes, and patterns of dark spots and light gray rings on their bodies derive their name from these ring-shaped markings on their coats.
Also well-known as Arctic natives, Puffins are birds widely loved for their beaks that turn a bright color during the breeding season and their stocky bodies that have a black and white plumage. Of the three species that exist, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Commonly found in the seas near Alaska, the Bowhead Whale is the second largest whale in the world and is found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. They are believed to be the longest living animals on the planet, with a lifespan of up to 200 years.
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