Mammals in the Arctic include caribou, reindeer, the arctic fox, lemming, and musk ox. The sea mammals are polar bears, whales, seals, and walrus. You’ll find a Tufted Puffin in the Arctic, but you need to go to Antarctica to see a penguin. The Tufted Puffin is about the size of a pigeon, but weighs twice as much. In flight it looks like a flying cigar.
An Arctic Wildlife Portfolio is presented by the Arctic Studies Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
In our library, you’ll find the book Arctic Wings, a celebration in word and image of the birds coming from six continents to nest and rear their young in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. World of the Walrus is a book that combines engaging text and spectacular photographs of this aquatic and terrestrial animal. David Jones explores the fascinating natural history of whales in the book Whales.
Photo © Eric Hoberg
Hand colored by Edward Nelson.