Patagonian Hare Facts   

  • Name:
    Hare
  • Scientific Name:
    Lepus capensis
  • Family:
    Leporidae
  • Order:
    Hervivore
  • Description:
    Quadruped of a medium to small size with long legs and ears. It has a short, thick tail, clawed fingers and bulging eyes.
  • Size:
    Up to 68 cm (30 in)
  • Weight:
    Up to 4 kg (9 lb)
 
Patagonian Hare

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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