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1. d) Sea Ot­ters have about 800 mil­lion hairs on their body. That’s a lot of fur! Why do they need that much fur? Well, they don’t hold onto a lot of fat to pro­tect them in the colder months, and so a warm coat comes in very handy.

2. True. Cana­dian Beavers groom them­selves with both their front and back paws. When they comb through their fur, they end up coat­ing their fur coat in the oil they re­lease near the base of their tail, and this keeps their fur wa­ter­proof. Pretty im­por­tant for mam­mals that spend a lot of their time in the wa­ter!

3. a) Snow­shoe Hares have grey-brown fur in the sum­mer, but they turn com­pletely white in the win­ter! This helps them to hide away in the snow from preda­tors.

4. c) Griz­zly Bears are big an­i­mals. They weigh be­tween 200 and 500 kilo­grams. But their long fur helps to make them look much heav­ier and much more in­tim­i­dat­ing than they ac­tu­ally are.

5. True. Po­lar Bears may look white, which keeps them hid­den away in their Arc­tic habi­tat, but the skin un­der­neath all their fur is black. This helps them soak up the sun a lit­tle eas­ier, keep­ing them warm in their cold habi­tat.

6. c) Black-footed Fer­rets have partly yel­low fur so they can hide away from preda­tors like coy­otes and foxes. But it also helps them sneak up on their prey!

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