Characteristics of different biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Grassland, Deciduous forest biome, Highland Icy Alpine Biome, Chapparal, Savanna, Tropical Rain forest. Animals will also tend to have shorter legs, tails, and ears, in order to reduce heat loss. That is where today's word alpine comes from. The climate of the Alpine Biome is dependent on the altitude of the mountain, with a decrease in temperature by 10 every 1000 meters. There are only warm blooded animals in the Alpine biome, although there are insects.