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Alpine Biome
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The Alpine Biome is found in mountain ranges all over the world.   This biome is usually above 10,000 ft.   The Alpine has unique seasons, with its "winter" lasting about 7 months.
Average Temperature in Summer: 54.5F
Average Temperature in Winter: <32F
Average Annual Rainfall: 11.7 in.

PLANTS
Plants in this biome are small and hug the ground to conserve heat and survive.  Trees cannot grow because the wind would blow them over.

ANIMALS
Animals are threatened by the excessive amount of UV waves, and the cold.  The vast majority of the animals in the alpine biome are warm- blooded animals, such as the Alpaca, the Llama, the Chinchilla, and the Snow Goat.

FUN FACTS
Temperatures can change from warm to freezing in less than a day. 
"Alpes" is the Latin word for "high mountain"

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Produced by Billy Price
2005
Rapid Run Middle School Project