Arctic Hare

Pretty Green was a mother Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) who taught the biologists much about the raising of young hares, from near-birth to weaning. She was tagged in mid July and the team recorded the daily suckling of her young throughout July and August. The last suckle was on August 21, 1986, and she was late for the first time. At the expected time and place of the next suckling, only the young hares and the biologist showed up!

Image Credits: David R. Gray
Canadian Museum of Nature

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