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: 54.5°F
Temperature in Winter: <32°F
Average Annual Rainfall: 11.7 in.
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 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.
Temperatures can change from warm to freezing in less than a day.
"Alpes" is the Latin word
for "high mountain"