Scientific Name: Mustela nigripesCommon Name: Arctic ferret Species Taxonomy: Mustela What environment would your species be found?: The arctic tundra Species Habitat: woodlands, marshes, scrublands, areas near rivers. Species Diet: small mammals, around rabbit size, or smaller, and anything they can find in dire circumstances Species Predators: Snowy owls, arctic foxes, lynx, gyrfalcons, hawks and other large mammals and birds of prey. Species Prey: birds, eggs, fish, insects, and lemmings. Three Adaptations that the species has: in the winter its coat of fur, changes from brown to white, to blend into the snow with. Flexible back bones, enable them to run faster and escape the grips of a predator. Their noses help them sniff out predators, so they can run away and not get eaten. Species Reproduction Process: sexual Species Needs: snow to bury itself in, water, food, shelter, territory, and females to reproduce Species Life Span: 1-7 years How is species affected by climate change: Global warming is melting away the habitat that the arctic ermine lives on, it will have to resort to any means necessary when all the ice melts. How is species affected by humans: Humans hunt ferrets for fur, and they only use the fur of the animal, not the meat. What caused species to become extinct: Alive When did this species live: Alive Interesting Fact about Species: Ermine kills the prey by destroying the center for breathing that is located at the base of the skull. Author: Jena A Bibliography: http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Mustela_erminea/ http://www.alaskakids.org/index.cfm/cool%20critters/Featured%20Critters/Small%20Mammals/2617 http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/ermine_facts/1316/
Scientific Name: Vulpes Lagopus Common Name: Artic fox, White fox, Polar fox, Snow fox. Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia, Class: Mammalia, Phylum: Chordata, Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae, Genus: Vulpes, Species: Alopex Lagopus, Suborder: Caniformia. What environment would your species be found? The Arctic Fox is found in regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. Species Habitat: The Arctic Fox would be found in snowy places, and cold places. The Arctic fox would be on land. It would be in polar region. Species Diet: Arctic foxes are omnivores, they eat small animals such as, birds, fish, fish eggs, and hares. And seeds, berries, etc. Species Predators: Some of the Arctic foxes predators are Polar Bears and Wolves. Species Prey: The Arctic foxes prey are small mammals. Three Adaptations that the species has: Arctic foxes have thick fur (it is very warm). They also have white fur to blend in with the snow. Species Reproduction Process: Arctic foxes are sexual. They mate from April to July, the birth of the first litter takes place from April to June and July or August for the second. Mating season is May-February. Female Arctic foxes are pregnant for 52 days. Species Needs: To survive Arctic foxes need small animals to feed on, water, a snowy and cold environment, Species Life Span: Arctic foxes live for 3 or 4 years in the wild and up to 14 years in captivity. How is species affected by climate change: Arctic foxes fur is thick and warm for the winter and a snowy environment. How is species affected by humans: The Arctic fox is affected by humans because humans kill the animals. What caused species to become extinct: still alive today. When did this species live: lives to this day. Interesting Fact about Species: The Arctic fox is endangered because the food that they eat are becoming scarce. Author: Gracie L Bibliography: http://animals.sandiegozoo.org https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_extinct_animals https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_fox
Scientific Name: Ursus maritimusCommon Name: polar bear Species Taxonomy: class:mammalia order:Carnivora family :ursida What environment would your species be found? Antarctica in snowy and icy places Species Habitat:Antarctic, holes in the snow in icy places Species Diet: seals, whales, wolves and narwhals Species Predators: other polar bears Species Prey: seals , whales, wolves and narwhals Three Adaptations that the species has: small ears, strong legs and a thick layer of fur Species Reproduction Process: sexual reproduction Species Needs: they need cold places and a lot of food Species Life Span: 15 to 18 How is species affected by climate change: global warming is causing them to swim a lot and to affect this animal How is species affected by humans: humans pollute the air and the water What caused species to become extinct:alive When did this species live: alive Interesting Fact about Species:they have adapted to survive in cold places Author: Mario Bibliography: ???
Scientific Name: Odobenus rosmarus Common Name: Walrus Species Taxonomy: Kingdom: Mammal Order: Pinnipedia Genus Species: Odobenus rosmarus What environment would your species be found? Arctic Tundra Species Habitat: Usually on a coast, on a warmer area of the Arctic. Species Diet: Worms, clams and sometimes fish. Species Predators: Polar Bears and Orcas Species Prey: Worms and sometimes fish Three Adaptations that the species has: Adapted by collecting food, adapted to swim and adapted to the climate. Species Reproduction Process: Sexually reproduces Species Needs: Food, a perfect environment and sometimes warmth. Species Life Span: 16 to 30 years How is species affected by climate change: Global Warming is harming their environment How is species affected by humans: Global Warming, effected by humans, What caused species to become extinct: Not extinct When did this species live: It lives today Interesting Fact about Species: Walruses usually fight for a mate, whoever is dominant wins. This also applies for the “leader” of the walruses. Author: Elliot S Bibliography: Wikipedia National Geographic Sea World Image Source: Walrus-tusks.jpg