This ecosystem circles the world in the highest northern latitude and in the southern hemisphere is found only in the Antartic Peninsula and Islands close by. Here temperatures often reach about -50°F in the winter. Tundra covers about one-fifth of the Earth’s land surface. Because of the cold climate it is impossible for trees to grow, thus leaving room for low-growing plant life and wildflowers. For this reason the Tundra biome looks like a frozen-over prairie land. Some wildlife that lives in the Tundra include;  caribou, artic hare, mink, weasel, lemming, wolf, wolverine, brown bear, vole and reindeer.


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