patagonian hare

patagonian hare facts

Name: Hare
Scientific Name: Lepus capensis
Family: Leporidae
Order: Hervivore
Size: Up to 68cm (30 in.)
Weight: Up to 4kg (9 lb.)

Description:
Quadruped of a medium to small size with long legs and ears. It has a short, thick tail, clawed fingers and bulging eyes.

Reproduction:
Has 4 litters a year, having 2 to 4 pups at a time. The offspring are born quite developed with their eyes open and covered in fur.

Distribution:
The hare is an introduced species and can be found in Chile from Atacama to Magallanes.

Food:
Completely herbivorous, feeding on grasses and herbs. Within the park they are the preyed by mountain lions, eagles, foxes and other flying predators.

Habitat:
Found mainly in thickets and pampa, however it can be seen in most of the park.

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