European Hare

Where can I see the European Hare

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Europe is home to many different types of animals, but one that is particularly interesting and unique is the European Hare.

These hares can be found throughout most of Europe, and are easily identified by their long ears and reddish-brown fur. They are known for being very fast runners, and can leap up to 6 feet in the air! Despite their small size, they are considered a prey species for many predators. For example, in the United Kingdom, hares are vulnerable to foxes, badgers, and even birds of prey.

Despite this vulnerability, European Hares continue to thrive in many parts of Europe due to their adaptability and resilience.

Animal population
Unknown
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the European Hare

Fact 1

It breeds on the ground rather than in a burrow and relies on speed to escape.

Fact 2

If the male hare beats the lady in a foot race, she accepts the male hare as a mating partner.

Fact 3

The European hare's fur does not turn completely white in the winter.

Tours where I can see the European Hare

Aconcagua
Aconcagua

Aconcagua

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Argentina
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Tour Type
Small group
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Activity Level
5 - Challenging

25 days from

£5,175 / person

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