What Are Some Animal Adaptations in the Taiga?

Many of the animals that live in the taiga biome developed different physical and behavioral adaptations, such as hibernating and developing fur or more layers of feathers to survive in this very cold environment. The Canadian lynx has wider paws that act like snowshoes. This is an example of a physical or structural adaptation.

Bears, moose and wolves are some animals that live in the taiga. Bears have thick furs and an extra layer of fat. They also hibernate to survive harsh taiga winters. Some other animals migrate to other areas before winter begins.

The taiga biome is located between the tundra and deciduous forest biomes. The taiga extends across parts of Canada, Asia and Europe. Winters are cold and harsh, and summers are warm.