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❄️ Artie’s World: An Adventure into the Arctic! ❄️

We’re back with the full list of amazing creatures available to draw in our latest app, Artie’s World. Download it on the App Store, Google Play or Amazon and keep the kids busy (and fascinated!) while the weather stays chilly outside…

Arctic World

 

The Arctic is a truly incredible place, as we found out when we began research for our latest app. Encompassing a huge expanse of Northern Russia, America and Canada, Greenland and more, the Arctic Circle is well-known for being a very cold place – and its reputation is well-founded as Winter temperatures can descend to a chilly -50°C. It’s also worth planning any expeditions in Spring or Autumn, as in June the sun never sets, and in December it never rises! This is due to the Earth’s tilt on its axis, which prevents the most northerly parts of the world from pointing towards the Sun in the way most people experience.

So, what of the creatures that live there? We selected some unique animals to draw and observe in Artie’s Arctic Adventure, and if you’ve been following our Facebook page you’ll know all about a few of them. Here are all of the creatures we’ve learnt about so far, and make sure to check back for updates to the collection! These handy flashcards could be useful in quiz games with the kids once they’ve drawn and played with the animals in the app. Simply right click or tap and hold to save, and print to create your own Arctic Adventure flashcards.

 

Polar bears may look cuddly, but they are pretty fearsome too, and are actually the largest land-based meat-eating animal.

 

Arctic hares are usually solitary but can sometimes be found huddling together in groups to keep warm.

 

The orca is not a whale, but in fact the largest member of the dolphin family.

 

The annual migration of reindeer is the largest of any land-based mammal. They are extremely well-adapted to conserving heat and energy.

 

The male walrus can create a loud, bell-like noise using air sacs in its neck.

 

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Arctic foxes have increased blood flow in their feet, to stop them sticking to the freezing ice!

 

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Beluga whales can also be called ‘sea canaries’, as they are so talkative underwater with their range of clicks and squeaks.

 

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Packs of these wolves can rule over huge territories, of thousands of square kilometres!

 

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Their colourful markings have earned them the nickname ‘clowns of the sea’.

 

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Like other members of the owl family, snowy owls can rotate their heads right around to see prey or predators behind them!

 

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The narwhal’s long tooth is full of nerves, so it can sense things going on in the water around it!

 

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Musk oxen live in small herds during the summer, but will stick together in groups of up to 24 when the harsh winter arrives.

 

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Some huskies have heterochromic eyes, meaning they are two different colours.

 

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The name ‘harp seal’ comes from a horseshoe or harp-shaped marking on the backs of males.

 

Don’t forget, there will be plenty more animals to discover in the upcoming instalments of Artie’s World, so keep an eye on our social media channels for news! We hope this post has got you in the mood for the coldest time of the year!

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