The Tundra is a biome which is defined by its hindered growth of plants and animals due to lower temperatures. The area known as The Tundra comprises the central portion of the province of Skyrim, near Whiterun. There are Giants, Dragons, and Mammoths found roaming around. Tundra Cotton is a common ingredient found in these areas that can be used for alchemy. The tundra is also where Skyrim's native horses most likely roamed before being domesticated. The sweeping grasslands are home to many bandit encampments and caves. Many spring-fed streams flow through this region, as well as small pools where mudcrabs can be found.