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5 Cool Animals in the Tundra

01. Arctic Hare

These Arctic Hares have a habit of being solitary, as they roam around, searching for food all alone. Although, they are found commonly with a partner. So, whenever they have to change their home due to a lack of available food, they will travel with many others of their kinds, sometimes as many as a dozen hares together. The Arctic Hare is fast; it can cover as many as 35 miles in just one hour.

02. Prairie Falcon

Prairie Falcons prefer open country as its natural habitat. Also its habitat depends upon the season. In summers, the Prairie Falcons are mostly found in the Alpine Tundra and desert areas. But in winter months, Prairie Falcons are more widespread ranging from low deserts to towns.

03. Mexican Wolf

Mexican Wolves have long legs with a sleek body built for running, with the grey appearance designed for superb camouflage in the forested areas of Arizona. They have a superior sense of smell that helps with hunting. They are known to move in packs like all wolf species for safety and higher chances of catching prey.

04. Galapagos Penguin

Galapagos penguins are very social animals and live in large colonies. They will use these large numbers to help them catch food and prevent their enemies from attacking them. They are carnivorous and eat all kinds of fish.

Galapagos penguins have very complex mating displays. Before they mate, penguins will clean each other and belly fight while slapping flippers. Both male and female penguins will care for the juvenile penguins.

05. Skua

Skuas are medium to large sized birds that live very long. The breed in the arctic and migrate very long distances. Some skuas have been reported to migrate from the north pole all the way to the south pole. They can also fly very fast and have been recorded flying over 50 miles per hour.

Skuas nest in small groups with no more than three other mating pairs. They aggressively defend their nesting and feeding areas. They will do this by building mounds of dirt or bones. They use these mounds to view their territories and see intruders coming from long distances.

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