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arctic hare

a large hare, Lepus arcticus, of the Canadian Arctic whose fur is white in winter
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Five species of terrestrial mammals were recorded on Prince Leopold Island: wolf (Cams lupus), Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus), collared lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus), and caribou (Rangifer tarandus) (Table 2).
Arctic hares have much smaller ears than their relatives in warmer climates to prevent them losing heat.
We hope to see the strange gait of the arctic hare and spot some caribou, arctic wolves, musk oxen, and bear.
They're so strong that they can kill arctic hares that weigh more than they do.
He also describes with great empathy how Franklin's men slowly lost their minds, demented by exposure and poisoned by the lead in their canned supplies; some of the best and most relentless writing in this book recounts their increasing despondence, the way that "when the snow had come to stay, when it lay whorled in gigantic fingerprints between ship-ridges where the Arctic hares once came bustling, when it glittered with glare-constellations of frost, when it hardened until it merely creaked instead of giving under the men's steps, when it stuck to their boots and froze to them immediately so that shaking or kicking or brushing or scraping scarcely dislodged it, then some men began to give up their hopes.
What Newfoundladers do promise the CFAs, or Come from Aways, as they call tourists, is the already mentioned scenery, distinctive regional cooking, 60 provincial parks, two national parks, attractive campgrounds, rivers teeming with trout and salmon, whales, seals bird sanctuaries and woodlands where there are moose, caribou, 14-pound Arctic hares and black bears--but no deer, squirrels, snakes, chipmunks, skunks or orcupines.
Polar bears, eight species of whales, two million seals, reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic hares and Arctic wolves are just some of the species living here.
Arctic hares and snow leopards climb to the peaks during the winter where it's colder.
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are the primary prey of wolves in many northern and Arctic areas (Kuyt, 1972; Stephenson and James, 1982) although arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) and muskoxen (Ovibos mos-chatus) can also be important foods in areas where caribou are scarce (Mech, 2005, 2007).
ARCTIC HARES can't talk, but if they could they'd tell you to wear your earmuffs.
During the summers of 2000 through 2006, I counted arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) pups and adults in a pack, arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) along a 9 km index route in the area, and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in a 250 [km.
Nevertheless, older literature does seem to document ambushing (Kelsall, 1968; Rutter and Pimlott, 1968; Clark, 1971; Haber, 1977), and Mech (1995) cited several observations of yearling wolves chasing arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) toward waiting adults.

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