Arctic Hare

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The Arctic Hare is a mammal that lives in the Arctic. They are closely related to the snowshoe hare, and can be distinguished from other hares by their large ears and white fur. The Arctic Hare is well adapted to living in the cold, snowy climate of the Arctic. They have a thick coat of fur that helps keep them warm, and their large ears help them stay cool by dissipating heat. They also have a high tolerance for cold, and can survive temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arctic Hares are herbivores, and eat a variety of plants including grasses, leaves, twigs, and buds. They also eat lichens and mosses, which are important sources of nutrition in the Arctic. They are very active animals, and can run up to 35 miles per hour. They are also good swimmers, and can swim up to 6 miles per hour.

Arctic Hares are important members of the Arctic ecosystem. They help keep the landscape open by eating the grasses and other plants that would otherwise grow tall and obscure views. They also play an important role in dispersing seeds throughout the Arctic.

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Geeky Facts about the Arctic Hare

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Arctic hares are fast and can bound at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour.

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They group together by the dozens or even hundreds, huddling up together for warmth.

Fact 3

One distinctive aspect of the Arctic Hare is that it can change its body color twice per year.

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