RABBIT WEEK DAY # 5

RABBIT WEEK # 5

It’s the last day of Rabbit week and we have one more for you! We’re heading to Europe to meet today’s special hare. You may recognize this rabbit from the book “Alice in Wonderland” as the March Hare! Are you ready to meet the last rabbit of the week?

MEET THE EUROPEAN HARE!

Range/Habitat: Europe-North-South America/ grasslands, farms

Diet: Herbivore: grass, herbs, bark

Length/Weight: 19-28”/ 5 ½-15 lbs

Conservation Status: Common- Near Threatened in areas

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • European hares are also known as the brown hare.
  • European hares are nocturnal (active at night).
  • They are also solitary.
  • European hares have fluffy cottontails.
  • They have a tawny-rust colored fur.
  • They are the fastest land mammal in the United Kingdom.
  • European hares hide in depressions in the earth instead of burrows.
  • European hares box during mating season.

 

We think these hares are super cute, but man can they box! Check it out! Do any of our readers have some in their backyard? We hope you have enjoyed Rabbit week! We’re back to our regularly schedule programming next week :)! We hope you have a hoppy weekend!

 

 

 

Categories: Animals, Children, education, Environment, mammals, nature, rabbits, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “RABBIT WEEK DAY # 5

  1. Pawsome! So the Easter Bunny is which type of hare?

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