The European hare Animal, 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.
Brown Hare Animal Facts:
- Length: 55-68 cm (22-27 in)
- Tail: 7-13 cm
- Weight: 3.5-5 kg
- Social unit: Individual
- Status: Least concern
This hare has a conspicuous tail, black on top and white below. The grey ears have a black patch near the outer tip. This species has been introduced from Europe and West Asia to many other regions, and adapts to open woods, bush, mixed farmland, and even scrubby semi- desert.
Its diet is grass, herbs, bark, and, rarely, carrion. Nocturnal and solitary, hares gather in courting pairs or groups in late winter and spring. At this time, “boxing” may occur between rival males or unreceptive females and rejected males. The young (litter size 1-10) are reared in a shallow depression (form) in grass or bushes.