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Arctic Tundra Carnivores

There are many different animals that eat other animals in the Arctic tundra. Animals that eat other animals are called carnivores.

Some carnivores in the Arctic tundra, like Arctic foxes and wolverines, are mammals. Wolverines may be small but they are very strong. They can catch animals that are much bigger than themselves to eat.

Some carnivores in the Arctic tundra are birds. The snowy owl catches and eats small rodents like lemmings and other small herbivores.

Last modified February 6, 2007 by Lisa Gardiner.

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