North America

The continent North America is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. A part of North America lies within the Arctic Circle - this applies to northern Canada, northern Alaska and much of Greenland (yes, Greenland is actually part of the continent North America). In the polar regions the common habitat is tundra, characterized by permafrost and no trees. Winters here are long and harsh, summers are short and cool. Further south, in most of Canada and the United States, the climate is temperate. Even further south the climate is subtropical (Mexico) and the southeast (Florida) is indeed tropical. In central parts of the continent climate is continental with harsh winters and hot summers.

Learn about our animals from North America below and see where you can find them in the above.

 

Animals in North America

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