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Compare the Poles: Plants and Wildlife

Antarctica: No Plants or trees
The Arctic: Plants and trees

antarctica physical


No tundra or tree lines
The tundra is well developed and marked by a tree shrubline
Antarctica has penguins...
The Arctic has polar bears...


polar bear

No terrestrial mammals – the largest land animal is the midge (1mm insect)
A lot of terrestrial mammals live in the Arctic including musk ox, reindeer, caribou, fox, hare, wolf, lemming, bears, and more.
Marine mammals include whales,
porpoises and seals
Marine mammals include whales, porpoises, seals, and polar bears