Arctic Hares

Endangered Species


Food Sources: Leaves, berries, buds, and grasses
Where does the Arctic Hare find food: Green spots under trees and in caves
Type of Eater: Omnivore
Prey: None
Predators: Arctic Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Ermines


An Arctic fox chases a group of hares.


Locations: Greenland, Nunavut

Terrain: arctic, polar

Climate: polar (cold)

Home: den, cave


Classification: Mammal

Body Covering: Fur

Size: Height: 2.5 ft. Length: 2.7 ft. Weight: 7 to 18 Ibs.


Adaptions for Protection: Small holes in the ground.

Structures: Camoflage

Behaviors: Speed, Hibernation

Food: Green spots under trees or in small holes.

Other Structures: Powerful Legs

Other Behaviors: Move in Packs

Resons for Endangerment

-Depletion of the ice caps in the arctic.

-Predators become more desprate for food

-Research in the arctic

-Illegal hunting in the arctic

Critical Info.

As the arctic grows warmer and warmer there is less ice for the arctic hares to live on. Carbon Dioxide is getting caught in the Ozone Layer which is heating up the planet, including the arctic circle.

Currently, researchers are trying to prevent CO2 being released into the atmosphere, by creating Eco-friendly products such as electric cars and and alternative means of energy.