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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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Arctic hares have much smaller ears than their relatives in warmer climates to prevent them losing heat.
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.

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