Other Arctic Animals

The arctic reindeer eats grasses, shoots, and leaves as well as lemmings, and bird eggs.

Polar bears have two layers of fur to survive the harsh, cold climate.

Just like the arctic wolf, the arctic fox turns brown in the summer.

Narwhals are porpoises that can live in costal oceans and rivers.  

The genus name for walrus means "tooth-walking sea horse".

Arctic (harp) seal mothers can identify their babies by their smell.

In winter musk oxen use their hooves to dig through the snow to graze on the plants underneath.

Moose can run up to 35 miles per hour for a short distance.

Orcas are the largest species of the dolphin family.

Snowy owls eat up to 1600 lemmings per year, or 3-5 per day.

Many arctic animals have a diet of Lemmings.