Facts about arctic hares

The Arctic hare has long claws that help it dig the icy and snowy surface of the soil in search of food or to arrange a lair. If the surface of the snow is covered with a solid ice crust, it breaks it with the blows of its strong front paws.

The Arctic hare is a very moving animal and runs wonderfully. It can reach very high speeds when it feels threatened by predators. If the Arctic hare feels danger, it rises on its hind legs and carefully inspects the surrounding terrain.

If he sees any threat to himself, he flies himself at a very high speed. Arctic hares move with leaps, pushing their hind legs from the ground, like a kangaroo.

After the breeding season, which happens once a year, the hare gives birth to several bunnies (usually 2-4). Males of the arctic hare do not take any part in caring for the offspring

Hares live in groups of about 200 individuals. These large flocks often take joint efforts to achieve what is necessary for their survival, for example, arctic hares are knocked together and huddle together to keep warm and not freeze.

The basis of the diet is vegetable food. In winter, fodder for the arctic hare is woody plants, lichens and moss, which he digs from under the snow. The rest of the time he eats berries, bark of trees, leaves and rootlets of plants. If he finds a dead little animal, he also eats it.