Athropolis HOME   |   Maps   |   Arctic Links   |   Arctic Library
Click to go HOME
From our library of things you should know about the Arctic

Life in the Hare-um

The Arctic hare lives in the tundra and rocky mountainous areas of Northern Canada and parts of Greenland.

They seem to like company. When feeding, they often gather in groups of 10-60, and in the northernmost parts of their range, they have been known to gather in groups of up to 300. In the coldest winter weather, they sometimes huddle together to keep warm.

There is safety in numbers - while some rest and feed, the others act as guards. When alarmed, they rise up on their hind legs to look for danger.

Those hind legs have other uses as well. The hares can smell food under the snow, and if the snow is too crusty they'll thump on it with their powerful feet. If that doesn't work, they'll gnaw through the icy crust with their sharp teeth!

Click pictures for more information and credits.
Library: Arctic, Arctic Animals
Links: Arctic, Arctic Animals
Arctic Maps & Weather Reports

Double-click any unlinked word DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
Arctic Library ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
All sorts of Arctic Maps ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
Links to related sites. ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
A Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?

Search for more on this topic...from Athropolis!
(1) Click the button for Web (below) to search the World Wide Web
(2) Click button for
WWW.ATHROPOLIS.COM to search this web site

Icy Cold Jokes | Icy Games | E-mail | Athropolis HOME
Copyright 2005 Athropolis Productions Limited. The content of web sites that this site has links
to is the property of their respective owners, and Athropolis is not responsible for their content.