A mountain is a piece of land that juts up steeply from the land surrounding it.
Mountains are formed when the plates below the Earth's crust collide. This forces the
land above the plates upward sharply. The result is a mountain.
The Himalayas are a mountain range in southern Asia. Some of the mountains in the Himalayas are covered by tundra. Tundra is a nearly treeless biome having climate and vegetation characteristics similar to Arctic regions, and high mountain areas above the treeline. Tundra covers about 1/3 of the Earth's surface. It is the predominant biome of northern Alaska,Greenland, and Canada. The Himalayas are home to a variety of animals. They include: the black bear,tiger,elephant,deer,red panda,shrews, and giant panda. Some of the animals that are found in the Himalayas cannot be found anywhere else. This is why it is important to preserve the Himalyas. If we don't, we might lose the wonderful source of beauty that they provide us with. The animals that are found in the Himalayas live very differently from animals found elsewhere. For example, the fauna roam freely with the tigers in the jungle.
|In addition to being home to animals, the Himalayas are also home to birds such as; the golden eagle, alpine chough, and the lammergier vulture.These birds make their homes in the crevices between rocks, and in the crags.|
|Do people live in the mountains? Yes, in fact they do. The people who live in the Himalayas depend heavily on the yak. They use the yak for food products such as meat and butter. The yak is also a means of transportation for them. The main occupation which people of the Himalayas hold is being guides. This works well because many tourists come to see the majestic Himalayas.|
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