What Animals Live at the North Pole?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 1:10:35 PM ET
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Many animals live at the North Pole, commonly referred to as the Arctic region, including arctic foxes, arctic hares, Alaskan malamutes, polar bears, seals and beluga whales. Some animals live closer to the bottom of the Arctic region, like malamutes, while others live close to the physical North Pole like polar bears, seals and whales.

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Animals that live in the extreme cold of the North Pole are highly adapted to survive the weather conditions. Most have a thick coat of fur that grows thicker and whiter during the coldest and snowiest part of the year. Fur not only provides insulation, but also camouflage.