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13 animals of the Arctic

Nov. 22, 2011, 8:12 a.m.
Arctic hare, near Alert, Nunavut, Canada

Photo: andrewfjohnson/flickr

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Arctic hare

These striking creatures can be found in Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. In the winter months, the Arctic hare's coat turns white, allowing it to blend in with the snow, but in the summer, the coat is generally a a gray-brown color.

The Arctic hare is not considered a threatened or endangered species in the U.S.