Australian Menagerie™ Board Game - Australian Alps Add OnRegular price $9.90
The Menagerie™ ADD-ON Habitats are designed to compliment your Australain Menagerie™ game. These ADD-ON Habitats enable you to play with addition animals, habitas and more players. Each ADD-ON Habitat comes with four animals unique to that habitat, an extra threat and ADD-ON playing boards. There are four cards for each animal. Each card has a fascinating fact about the animal.
Snow lies on Australia's highest mountains, in the south-east corner of the mainland, for about 120 days each year. The area has been subjected to millions of years of uplifts and erosion while the area around Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko (2228 m), was further shaped by permanent ice between 25000 to 10000 years ago. The resultant landform is undulating plateaus with glacial lakes and steep sided river valleys.
It is too cold for trees to grow in the highest parts of the alps so the vegetation consists of herbfields, grasslands and heath which produce spectacular displays of flowers each summer. The Kosciuszko alpine area is home to 21 species of plants which live nowhere else in the world. The lower slopes support forests of snow gums, mountain gums, peppermints and alpine ash.
The large range in elevation (300m to 2228m above sea level), rainfall and temperatures means that the alps support many different plant communities and therefore animals habitats. The extreme climatic conditions means that some plants and animals can only live in the alps.