Arctic Hare
Lepus arcticus

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"Arctic Hare," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Newfoundland and southern Labrador, the Arctic hare changes its coat color, molting and growing new fur, from brown or grey in the summer to white in the winter, like some other arctic animals including ermine and ptarmigan, enabling it to remain camouflaged as their environments change. However, the Arctic hares in the far north of Canada, where summer is very short, remain white all year round.
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
 
11/17/2008