arctic hare


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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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New subspecies of the American Arctic hare. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 47:83-86.
Arctic hares are slowpokes at switching colors compared with other animals like the octopus.
Spinelli, Eileen POLAR BEAR, ARCTIC HARE: Poems of the Frozen North.
Tundra The arctic hare and The arctic willow Spanning the Arctic arctic fox sport has shallow roots so Circle, the tundra is the white coats.
They enlist the services of fun-loving penguin Caruso, Arctic hare Lena and snow goose Pieps to scour every inch of the ice floes to find Lars.
We hope to see the strange gait of the arctic hare and spot some caribou, arctic wolves, musk oxen, and bear.
Comparative social learning among arctic herbivores: the caribou, muskox and arctic hare. Pages 126-140 in H.
For in choosing to focus only on Franklin's fourth visit to the Arctic (by which time he was an old man, with most of his glory behind him), Vollmann denies us the expository background we need to know this character, who remains as elusive as the Arctic hare. That's also true of many of his expedition's participants, who, lacking any substantial development of their own, blend together, with little but their names to distinguish them.
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).
Part of Gateshead Council's Winter Festival, this is a constantly moving show, with Konyn changing tack, and voices, in stories of the longest night, the sun and moon and Northern Lights, plus marriage and love and seas and seals, while dancer Andrea Masala is mesmerising as the Arctic hare - balletic one moment, rabbit-like jumps and thrusts the next - and beautiful, mood-changing fiddle music comes courtesy of Hinny Pawsey.
The arctic hare's white coat is a form of , keeping it hidden from predators.

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