Arctic Hare

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The Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) is a small, fur-covered mammal that lives in a cold environment. Like other hares, it has long ears, a short tail, long hind legs and a recycling digestive system. But this hare is also superbly adapted -- both structurally and behaviourally -- to life in the severe conditions of the Far North.

In this Learning Object Collection you will find information about the characteristics of the Arctic Hare, including its habitat, the region it lives in, its populations, what it eats, its predators, its behavior, its life cycle and the origin of its name.

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