snowshoe hares

 

 

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每逢冬天,北美洲的白靴兔會換成白色的皮毛,讓牠們能在雪地上有保護色。可是,氣候變化影響降雪時間,而白靴兔因未能調節,結果雪白的身軀使牠們在林裡變得更觸目,更容易被捕食者發現!
snowshoe hares would change their brownish coats to white in the winter in order to blend in with the snow. however, as climate change causes the snow to delay or melt sooner, the hares could not adjust to match. so their protective coats end up making them stands out even more in the snowless environment for their predators.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/19474/20160122/mismatched-snowshoe-hares-stick-out-sore-thumb-snow-around.htm

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