Arctic Hare

Almost two years after he was tagged, Red Rump finally revealed himself as a male by doing a penis display. He was tagged as an adult in July 1986 and was last seen in August 1990, making him the longest survivor of all the Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) tagged by David Gray's research team. If he was born in 1985, he was five years old when last seen, establishing the record for longevity in wild Arctic hares.

Image Credits: David R. Gray
Canadian Museum of Nature

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