DESERT HARE/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESERT HARE

DESERT HARE


DESCRIPTION: This slim brown hare takes over from the Indian Hare at high altitudes. It has straight hair, unlike the Woolly Hare, and is more uniformly brown with little grey in the pelage. It is a slighter, longer-limbed and -eared animal without the pale grey rump of the Woolly Hare.

BEHAVIOUR: Basically crepuscular but can be seen in the day.

DISTRIBUTION: Jammu & Kashmir.

HABITAT: Alpine and subalpine shrub, open rocky areas and deserts. Shares habitat with O. macrotis and O. nubrica, and separate from L. oiostolus, O. curzoniae and O. ladacensis.

 Size: 40.1–48 cm

IUCN  Status: Least Concern

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