Wildlife that can endure high altitudes
The animals that live on the roof of the world
How high above the ground can life endure? Among animals, only a few mammals and certain birds are known to have completely adapted to high-altitude environments, and even then they still have to tolerate freezing cold, intense winds, and thin air. But some species do this well and are in fact very adept at living on the roof of the world.
Click through the following gallery and take a look at the wildlife at home in the heights.
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