Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Leporidae
        Scientific Name : Lepus Arcticus

                      Size(L) : 48cm - 67cm 
                                        ( 19in - 26in)
                      Weight : 4kg - 5kg
                                        ( 9lbs - 12lbs)
                 Top Speed : 64kph (40mph)
                  Life Span : 3 - 8 years

                      Colour : White, Grey
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Tick fur that chanhges
                                       colour with season
  1. The Arctic Hare are found predominantly in Northern America, Europe, Greenland and the North Pole.
  2. They have thick white fur to keep them warm in the harsh arctic climate.
  3. Their fur remains white in winter and turns bluish-grey during Arctic summers.
  4. They have long claws which help them dig through the ice and snow.
  5. They search for food and make their dens by digging the icy grounds.
  6. They move by hopping off their back legs, very similar to Kangaroos.
  7. They can move incredibly fast (at a top speed of 40 mph) when they feel threatened.
  8. Arctic hares are known to live in big groups.
  9. It helps them conserve their body heat and keep warm.
  10. They feed on shoots, buds and berries found in snow.
  11. They are the most common prey for large Arctic carnivores.
  12. They have an average lifespan of 3-8 years.

 

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