Arctic hare

Lepus arcticus

Fascinating Facts


Arctic tundra, surviving on woody plants, mosses, and lichens dug up from under the snow in winter. In other seasons they eat buds, berries, leaves, roots, and bark.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 2008


Northern region of the Arctic Circle, predominantly in Canada, Europe, Greenland, and the North Pole.

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits