Adaptive Features Of Plants In Polar Region
As a result, time spent in snow tunnels also keeps them safe.
This particular ground squirrel still does use insulators, including the ground itself.
However, only the arctic ground squirrel seems to take this "easy" way out.
The rest of these arctic animals endure it all, including gale-driven blizzards howling across the treeless tundra.
These particular ground squirrels probably hang out in their dens laughing as they think about all those hares huddling out in the cold.
Before the arctic winter arrives, they wisely line their burrows with great insulators like Musk Ox hair, leaves, and lichens.