updated 07:27 AM EST, Fri August 01, 2014

"It's a clever wardrobe change that has served the hares well in the stable climate of past centuries. But now that climate is changing."

Snowshoe hares change their coat colour from pure white in winter to brown in summer, a camouflage strategy that has helped them hide predators in the past. But now the climate is changing and the hares' clever wardrobe changes are becoming less effective.

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