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Types of Hares

Abyssinian ​Hare​
Abyssinian ​Hare​

Abyssinian Hare range The Abyssinian hare (Lepus habessinicus) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It is almost entirely restricted to the nations of the Horn of Africa, though it extends marginally into eastern Sudan and may also occur in far northern Kenya.

African ​Savanna Hare​
African ​Savanna Hare​

The African savanna hare (Lepus microtis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae, native to Africa. It is native to diverse regions and habitats of Africa, including savannas and the Sahel.

Alaskan Hare​
Alaskan Hare​

The Alaskan hare is one of the largest species of hares. The Alaskan hare is sometimes referred to as the tundra hare. They are one of two species of hares native to the state of Alaska in the United States, the other being the more common snowshoe hare.

Antelope ​Jackrabbit​
Antelope ​Jackrabbit​

Antelope jackrabbit range The antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni), found in Southern Arizona and Northwestern Mexico, is a species of North American hare. Within this range, it occupies dry desert areas.

Arctic Hare​
Arctic Hare​

The Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus), or polar rabbit, is a species of hare which is highly adapted to living in the Arctic tundra, and other icy biomes. The Arctic hare survives with shortened ears and limbs, a small nose, fat that makes up 20% of its body, and a thick coat of fur.

Black ​Jackrabbit​
Black ​Jackrabbit​

Jackrabbits are hares. Hares have large, long ears, long legs, and a larger body than rabbits. The whitetail jackrabbit is the largest hare in the Great Plains, having a head and body length of 18 to 22 inches (46 to 56 cm) and weighing 5 to 10 pounds (2.2 to 4.5 kg). It is brownish gray in summer ...

Black-Tailed ​Jackrabbit​
Black-Tailed ​Jackrabbit​

The black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), also known as the American desert hare, is a common hare of the western United States and Mexico, where it is found at elevations from sea level up to 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

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Broom Hare​
Broom Hare​

The fur of the broom hare is a mixture of brown and black, with very little white on the upper part of the body. The underside of the body is all white. The top of the tail is black, while the underside of the tail matches the body in being white. The ears are brownish-gray and are usually black-tipped.

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Burmese Hare​
Burmese Hare​

Burmese hare range The Burmese hare (Lepus peguensis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It is found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Cape Hare​
Cape Hare​

The Cape hare is a nocturnal herbivore, feeding on grass and various shrubs. Coprophagy, the consumption of an organism's own fecal material to double the amount of time food spends in the digestive tract, is a common behaviour amongst rabbits and hares.

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Chinese Hare​
Chinese Hare​

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It is found in China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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Corsican Hare​
Corsican Hare​

The Corsican hare (Lepus corsicanus), also known as the Apennine hare or Italian hare, is a species of hare found in southern and central Italy and Corsica.

Ethiopian ​Highland Hare​
Ethiopian ​Highland Hare​

The Ethiopian highland hare (Lepus starcki) is a medium-sized species of mammal in the rabbit and hare family, Leporidae. Its dorsal pelage is grizzled, buff white and spotted and streaked with black, while its belly fur is pure white and fluffy.

European ​Hare​
European ​Hare​

The European hare (Lepus europaeus), also known as the brown hare, is a species of hare native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is among the largest hare species and is adapted to temperate, open country.

Granada Hare​
Granada Hare​

The Granada hare (Lepus granatensis), also known as the Iberian hare, is a hare species that can be found on the Iberian Peninsula and on the island of Majorca. Subspecies. Three subspecies of the Granada hare are known, which vary in colour and size.

Hainan Hare​
Hainan Hare​

The Hainan hare is a solitary animal and active at night or dusk. It does not live in burrows, but hides in bushes. It likes to live in flat, cool land with many bushes.

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Indian Hare​
Indian Hare​

Indian Hare range (green - native, red - introduced, dark grey - origin uncertain) The Indian hare (Lepus nigricollis), also known as the black-naped hare, is a common species of hare found in the Indian Subcontinent and in Java.

Japanese ​Hare​
Japanese ​Hare​

The Japanese hare is one of the few hares that will eat the bark off of trees and it does so occasionally which can cause major damage to trees and forests. They will sometimes eat the bark from a bonsai tree in Asia.

Korean Hare​
Korean Hare​

Korean hare range The Korean hare (Lepus coreanus) is a species of hare found in the Korean Peninsula and adjoining parts of northeastern China. An adult Korean hare weighs 2.1–2.6 kilograms, and has a body length of 45–54 centimetres.

Manchurian ​Hare​
Manchurian ​Hare​

The Manchurian hare has a wide range and is present in a number of reserves. Its chief threat is the degradation of its forest habitat and the consequent spread of the Tolai hare (Lepus tolai) which breeds prolifically and with which it is unable to compete.

Mountain ​Hare​
Mountain ​Hare​

The mountain hare (Lepus timidus), also known as blue hare, tundra hare, variable hare, white hare, snow hare, alpine hare, and Irish hare, is a Palearctic hare that is largely adapted to polar and mountainous habitats.

Scrub Hare​
Scrub Hare​

The scrub hare (Lepus saxatilis) is one of two subspecies of hares found in southern Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Although it is listed as a least critical species, the population has been declining and is expected to decline by 20% until the year 2104.

Snowshoe ​Hare​
Snowshoe ​Hare​

Snowshoe hare map The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America. It has the name "snowshoe" because of the large size of its hind feet.

Tehuantepec ​Jackrabbit​
Tehuantepec ​Jackrabbit​

The Tehuantepec jackrabbit (Lepus flavigularis) is easily distinguished from other species of jackrabbits by two black stripes that run from the base of the ears to the nape, and by its white flanks. Underparts are white, upperparts are bright-brown washed with black, rump is gray, and the tail is black.

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White-Sided ​Jackrabbit​
White-Sided ​Jackrabbit​

White-sided jackrabbit range The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis), also known as the Mexican hare, is a jackrabbit found in a limited range in North America, from southern New Mexico to northwestern and central Mexico.

White-Tailed ​Jackrabbit​
White-Tailed ​Jackrabbit​

The white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii), also known as the prairie hare and the white jack, is a species of hare found in western North America. Like all hares and rabbits, it is a member of the family Leporidae of order Lagomorpha. It is a solitary individual except where several males court a female in the breeding season. Litters of four to five young are born in a form, a shallow ...

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Woolly Hare​
Woolly Hare​

Woolly hare range The woolly hare (Lepus oiostolus) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It is found in western and central China, Northern India and Nepal where its typical habitat is montane grassland.

Yarkand Hare​
Yarkand Hare​

The Yarkand hare (Lepus yarkandensis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It has soft, straight, sandy brown dorsal pelage which has grayish black stripes, and completely white ventral pelage. Endemic to China, the Yarkand hare is restricted to the Tarim Basin in Southern Xinjiang, China.

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Yunnan Hare​
Yunnan Hare​

The Yunnan hare (Lepus comus) is a medium-sized species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It has soft, flat, and long dorsal pelage which is grayish brown or dark gray in color, and whitish ventral pelage. It was considered endemic to China (mainly in Yunnan), but its presence was recorded in northern Myanmar in 2000.

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