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What adaptations of the wild yak enable it to survive in the alpine biome?

Kevin Sutter

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Kristi Hammond on November 18, 2018

The alpine biome is one of the coldest biomes on the planet, it is usually due to the high altitudes. The summer, the temperature varies from -12 to 10 degrees Celsius and the average rainfall in the region is approximately 30 cm in a year. The animals that live in the region, to adapt to the cold by migrating to warmer regions, in hibernate mode, or insulating their bodies with the help of the fat and skin layers. Their bodies seem to possess shorter tails, legs and ears, in order to minimize the loss of heat. One of the animals that live in the alpine biome is the yak wild, the animal has adapted to the region with the help of a dense, woolly coats, specially modified feet, the horns to dig for food, and if it is necessary there is a migration in winter to warmer regions.


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