Alabama is a state with many kinds of natural communities from forested mountains to wetlands and coastal beaches, dunes and swales of coastal scrub. Almost 70% of Alabama is covered in forest (almost 23 million acres).
What is a major natural habitat?
These habitats are Polar, Tundra, Evergreen forests, Seasonal forests, Grasslands, Deserts, Tropical Rainforests, Oceans.
What animal is Alabama known for?
Alabama’s official state animal is the North American black bear (Ursus americanus). It shares this state mammal with West Virginia. Black bears were once rare in Alabama, but their population has grown in recent years.
What wildlife is in Alabama?
Alabama is home to 62 native mammals, including 22 species of rodents, 16 species of bats, 11 species of carnivores, six species of insectivores, four species of rabbits, one ungulate, one opossum and one armadillo.
Are there wolves in Alabama?
The red wolf was extirpated from Alabama in the early 1920s. HABITAT: Prefers bottomland river forest and swamps with various stages of succession but will utilized agricultural land and coastal prairie marshes. In general, they can thrive in most areas that have adequate prey populations and little human persecution.
What are the 5 major habitats?
There are five major biomes found in the world: aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. From there, we can classify it further into various sub-habitats that make up communities and ecosystems.
Habitat The place or area where an organism lives or where it can be found. The place or area occupied by the entire community that includes the sum total of atmospheric and soil factors.
What’s Alabama’s nickname?