Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit

The Arctic Hare or Polar Rabbit, is a species of hare which is adapted largely to polar and mountainous habitats. The arctic hare are found over the tundra regions of Greenland and the northernmost parts of Canada, while they also found in southern Labrador. The arctic hare survives with a thick coated of fur and unusually digs holes in the ground or under the snow to keep warm and sleep. Arctic hares have shorter ears, are taller then other rabbits when they stand, unlike rabbits, can thrive in cold climates. They travel together with many other hares, sometimes huddling with dozens or more, but are usually found alone. taking, in some cases, more than one partner. The running speed of arctic hare is 60 kilometers per hour (40mph). Its predators include the arctic wolf arctic fox, and ermine.

The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
Fluffy Bunny Arctic Hare
The arctic hare or frost polar changes its coat color, moulting and growing new fur from brown or trey in the summer to white in the winter, like some other arctic animals including ermine and ptarmigan, enabling it to remain camouflaged as their environments change. But in North of Canada, where summer is very short, remain white all year. 

The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit

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The arctic hare is one of the largest living lagomorphs. On and average, this species measures from 43 to 70 cm (17 to 28 Inch) long, not counting a tail length of 45-10 cm. The body mass of this species is typically between 2.5 to 5.5 kg, though large individuals can weigh up to 7 kg. The hare's diets consists primarily of wood plants but can also include buds, berries, leaves and grasses. In the early summer it consumes purple saxifrage. It has keen sense of smell and may dig for willow twigs under the snow. When less snow so it may more easily locate fallen twigs or plants on the ground for it to feed on. Female hares can have up to eight baby hares called leverets. The leverets stay within the mother's home rage until they are old enough to survive on their own. Their life spans average 5 years if they are not killed by heir predators or do not die of unnatural causes.

The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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The Arctic Hare | Polar Rabbit
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