This biome consists of cold climates which is warmer than the arctic, but this area still gains large amounts of snow in the winter. In addition this region has small warm summers. This region is located in parts of North U.S., South Canada across Europe, and Asia. Plant life within this region consists of pine trees, conifers, flowering trees, while the animals consists of varied bears, elks, moose, rabbits, wolves, lynx, and etc. This biome is known to be warmer than the Taiga, by allowing thick forests, fertile soils, and plentiful rains to interact. Life within this region is supplied by maple elms, Aspen (broad-leaf trees), squirrels, skunks, deers, mountain lions, bears, bobcats, red panda, and badgers. This ecosystem includes ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands. Only 2.5% of freshwater is found on Earth. 68.9% of freshwater is located within glaciers, 30.8% is found in ground water, and only 0.3% in lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands.