Arctic hare

Lepus arcticus

Arctic hare’s description

I wear a thick white fur that keeps me warm and serves as a camouflage against predators. During summer, my fur goes brown so that I can hide inside rocks or mud. Otherwise, my only remaining chance is to run : I can reach up to 70kph !





55 to 70


4 to 5


Where do I live ?

I like cold countries. I live in Canada, Greenland and Alaska.

Which threats ?

In the long run, global warming threatens me. If temperatures increase in the South, the animals who prefer cold could migrate towards the North … and encroach on my territory.

Kiwiwho’s word to save the arctic hare

No need to hurry : I am still very common so there does not exist any conservation measure about me yet. I hope it won’t change any time soon !

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