By Josie  July 11th, 2023

Top 10 Snow Animals

That Thrive In Arctic Conditions

These top ten snow animals possess adaptations that allow them not only to survive, but to thrive.

Let's take a look:

They are the largest land predators in the world and are considered the kings of snow animals.

1. Polar Bear

Despite their massive size and strength, polar bears are surprisingly agile and can swim long distances.

Their fur is so insulating that they can withstand temperatures as low as -120°F without succumbing to the cold.

2. Arctic Fox

With a wingspan of up to five feet, the Snowy Owl is an impressive sight and their white feathers allow the to remain disguised in the snow.

3. Snowy Owl

Whether pulling Santa’s sleigh or roaming the Arctic tundra, reindeer can easily traverse great distances.

4. Reindeer

One adaptation that allow the reindeer to survive in such harsh conditions is its hooves.

They shrink in winter to expose sharp edges, allowing them to dig through snow and ice to find food.

Their thick layer of blubber, which acts as an insulating barrier, provide excellent protection against the frigid Antarctic waters.

5. Emperor Penguin

This blubber not only helps retain body heat but also serves as an energy reserve during long periods without food.

Interestingly, herd members will position themselves in a circle, with their heads facing outward, to ward off potential attackers.

6. Muskoxen

Despite their small size, ermine has a ferocious appetite for mice and voles, which they hunt with precision in the deep snow.

7. Ermine

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