Arctic Hare Facts
Arctic Hare Facts
2. The arctic hare lives in the tundra of the northern parts of Canada. They live on the rocky sloes of upper land tundra. Arctic hares sleep in the bushes on the rocky slopes.They might live in dens at the coldest part of the winter. Only if they have to. The arctic hare lives farther north then any other hare in the whole wide world.
3. Arctic hares eat herbs, plants, mosses,lichens, buds, berries, seaweed, twigs, and meat from hunters traps.There usual diet is willow, leaves, shoots, bark, roots, grass, flowers, and berries. If the arctic hare is really thirsty it will eat snow. The arctic hare is mostly a plant-eater, but when all the twigs and leaves are gone they eat they eat meat from hunters traps.
4. Adult hares have very few enemies besides the arctic wolf and arctic fox. Young hares enemies are the arctic wolf, arctic fox, snowy owls, and gyrfalcons. The arctic fox is the main enemy of the arctic fox. When alarmed the arctic hare rises on to there hind legs to look for danger then bound off at top speed.
5. A baby hare is a gray or brown and are called leveret. They weigh about 2 to 4 ounces. Born in late May, June, or July. It depends on where they live. Mothers stay with their babies for 2 to 3 days , on the forth day she goes now and then. The babies lie still in the snow and almost look like the surrounding around them. By September they are the size of an adult.
6. The Inuit people kill the arctic hare for meat. They also kill it for the fur. The arctic hares fur is great for clothing.
7. Arctic hares are always on guard. While some hares sleep the others stand on guard. Hares survive by huddling together. They might huddle behind a snow drift under a bush. In a very bad snow storm they might huddle behind a rock.