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Springhare: Pedetidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Springhares And PeopleGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

Springhares can be found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists springhares as Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. This is due to the fact that their population is decreasing from poor habitat quality and hunting by humans.



Alderton, David. Rodents of the World. New York: Facts on File, 1996.

Gould, Dr. Edwin, and Dr. George McKay, eds. Encyclopedia of Mammals, 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1998.

Nowak, Ronald M. "Springhare, or Springhaas." In Walker's Mammals of the World,6th ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Web sites:

Jackson, A. "Pedetes capensis." Animal Diversity Web. http://animal-diversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Pedetes_capensis.html (accessed on May 21, 2004).

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