Arctic Hare
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Animalia

Chordata

Mammalia

Lagomorpha

Leporidae

Lepus

arcticus
IUCN Status: Lower Risk / Least Concern
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    Located

    The Arctic Hare is located in extreme northern Canada and various
    parts of Greenland.

    Diet

    The Arctic Hare's diet consists of buds, berries, twigs, mosses, woody
    plants and other types of vegetation that can be found in the tundra.      
    Habitat

    Arctic Hares can be found in various tundra areas of Greenland and
    northern Canada.  They will sometimes forage shelters in the snow to
    help them survive the extremely cold temperatures of the tundra.       

    Size and Description

    The average length of an Arctic Hare is about 20 - 26 inches.  Their
    weight will usually be between 8 and 14 pounds.  Arctic Hares have an
    all white coat in the winter, and in the summer the coat may change to
    a blue-gray or gray-brown coat.  Arctic Hares have large hind feet that
    enable them to move very quickly across the snow.  They also have
    claws that help them to dig through the snow when looking for mosses
    or other vegetation to eat.       

    Reproduction

    Arctic Hares will mate in early spring and the female will give birth to a
    litter usually in June or early July.     
Notes

  • Arctic Hares are often solitary animals, but they will also form groups of hundreds or even thousands of hares at
    times.
(Lepus arcticus)
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