Arctic Hare

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Introduction

People have long lived alongside Arctic hares (Lepus arcticus), and have found them both useful and beautiful. Ancient, traditional and contemporary ways of life have all relied on the Arctic hare for practical items and food, and people have also incorporated the Arctic hare into their art and culture. Even travellers from other places are impressed by encounters with these intriguing mammals.

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