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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Wildlife in the Arctic December 11, 2007

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.

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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.

 

 

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Tufted Puffin

Photo © Eric Hoberg

Hand colored by Edward Nelson.

 

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