Arctic Hare Habitat

The arctic hare lives in the harsh environment of the North American tundra.

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These hares do not hibernate, but survive the dangerous cold with a number of behavioral and physiological adaptations.

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They sport thick fur and enjoy a low surface area to volume ratio that conserves body heat, most evident in their shortened ears.

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These hares sometimes dig shelters in snow and huddle together to share warmth. To help us learn more about these creatures, we created these shelters using Insta-snow.

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Following a short book on Arctic hares, students enjoyed burrowing around the snow with their friends!

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