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  1. Arctic Wildlife: The Catkin

    The soil where the catkins grow is barely discernible on the tundra because of its cover by a constant ...
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  2. Arctic Wildlife: The Arctic Ground Squirrels

    The Arctic Ground Squirrels have a huge area in which they live. Animal lovers find them in large parts ...
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  3. Arctic Wildlife: The Arctic Fox

    The Arctic Fox belongs in the canid family that includes wolves, dogs and other foxes. Today, scientists ...
  4. Arctic Wildlife: The Arctic Birch Tree

    The Birch Tree is called Semida in Greek, a birke tree, in Dutch and, ein birck baum in German.
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  5. Arctic Wildlife: Spotted Seal

    Some Alaska Eskimo names for the Spotted Seal are: issuriq, gazigyaq and gasigiaq.

    The ...
  6. Arctic Wildlife: Snowy Owl

    Nytea scandiaca

    Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist classified the Snowy Owl in 1858. ...
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  7. Arctic Wildlife: Rock Ptarmigan

    Lagopus mutus

    The adult rock ptarmigan is a medium sized, stocky, round-winged Arctic bird ...
  8. Arctic Wildlife: Ringed Seal

    Phoca hispida

    Ringed seals (Phoca hispida) are the most prevalent and widespread seals ...
  9. Arctic Wildlife: Reindeer (Caribou)

    Reindeer (Caribou) Rangifer tarandus With the Christmas season comes the stories of the eight flying ...
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  10. Arctic Wildlife: Razorbill

    Alca torda

    Other names are the noddy or tinker.

    One of the many birds that ...
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  11. Arctic Wildlife: Polar Bear

    Ursus maritimus

    Their scientific name, “Ursus maritimus” is Latin for “sea bear”. Polar ...
  12. Arctic Wildlife: Musk Oxen

    The Inpiaq speaking Eskimos of Alaska call the Musk Ox, "Oomingmak" that means "animal ...
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  13. Arctic Wildlife: Mink Mustela Vison

    One of the mammals of the Arctic is the mink. The mink (Mustela vison) belongs to the Mustelidae or ...
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  14. Arctic Wildlife: Mew Gull

    Larus canus

    With its short, small bill the Mew Gull stands about 14 inches tall and in ...
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  15. Arctic Wildlife: Lichens

    KEY IDENTIFICATION FEATURES: Lichens are a particular bright orange colored lichen with an orderly, ...
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  16. Arctic Wildlife: Gyrfalcon

    The Gyrfalcon belongs to the order of Falconiformes.

    Falcons are the most remarkable and ...

    Updated 08-12-2014 at 08:56 AM by sharon

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  17. Primates: The Great Apes - Chimpanzees

    Chimpanzees: Genus species: Pan (all) troglodytes (cave dwellers) These great apes may be found in West ...
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  18. Primates: The Great Apes - Orangutans

    In the Malay language Orangutan means "Person of the Forest". They are some of the largest ...
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  19. Primates: The Great Apes - Bonobos

    The great apes are some of the most majestic primates in the world. They include gorillas, chimpanzees, ...
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  20. Primates: Primate Facilities

    Facilities housing primates run the gamut of slovenly shacks to elaborate environments and humble abodes ...
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