The arctic hare lives in the harsh environment of the North American tundra.
These hares do not hibernate, but survive the dangerous cold with a number of behavioral and physiological adaptations.
They sport thick fur and enjoy a low surface area to volume ratio that conserves body heat, most evident in their shortened ears.
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.
Following a short book on Arctic hares, students enjoyed burrowing around the snow with their friends!