Sunday, April 7, 2013

Animals of the Temperate Forest

TEMPERATE FOREST
© Jakob Radlgruber - Fotolia.com 
Some of the widest range of climates are found in the temperate forests of the world. Temerate forests can be either deciduous or evergreen. Deciduous forests contain primarily trees which lose their leaves in the winter. In the past there were more deciduous forests, but many of these forests were cleared to make land for growing crops.

Temperate forests are the home to a large amount of wildlife, but they do not have as many different animal species as tropical forests.


Some of the most famous animals of the Temperate Forest

© Shayna Hartley Imaging


Deer

Deer like this white-tailed deer can be found in large numbers in the Temperate Forests of North America and other parts of the world. 









© Jeff Slater


Bears

Several species of bears can be found in the Temperate Forest. Such as Brown Bears, Black Bears, Sloth Bears,  and the Giant Panda.


© Jeff Slater


Wolf

The Gray Wolf was once one of the world's most widely distributed mammals. Wolves have declined in number because of man made changes in land usage. Now, many of the 39 sub-species of the Gray Wolf make their home in Temperate Forests.





Visit the Skyenimals list of temperate forest animals for many more! Or, check out the full list of animal habitats if you are interested in other animal habitats.


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