Video Segment |02:41

Video Segment |02:41

The tundra biome exists in the extreme northern parts of the North American and Eurasian continents. The climate is characterized by very short growing seasons and long, cold winters. The top soil layer is permanently frozen and there is little precipitation. Animals in the tundra have compact bodies and thick coats of fur. The plants hug the ground in order to preserve warmth.

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