Animals that live in coniferous forest include the Siberian tiger, Kermode bear, moose, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, tassel-eared squirrel and Reeve's muntjac. Common birds include the bald eagle, common loon, great gray owl and gyrfalcon.
Coniferous forests are known as the home to the world's most toughest trees but have fewer animal species than other forests. Because of the extreme cold temperatures, not all animals can live in such an environment year-round. Some of them hibernate while others move to other locations. Some animals that stay in the forest during the winter die due to starvation and hypothermia.