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Rabbits Pikas and Hares: Lagomorpha - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Lagomorphs And People, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

Animal Life ResourceMammals

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Lagomorphs are found on every continent except Antarctica. They are native to every continent they are found on, except Australia where they were introduced.

HABITAT

Pikas are found in two distinct habitats. Some live among rocks and rocky areas. Others live in meadows, steppes (semiarid, grass-covered plains), shrubs and desert. Hares live in arctic tundra, steppes, wetlands, forests, and deserts. Rabbits live in pine and deciduous forests, desert, mountainous areas, scrubland, tropical rainforest, near rivers and streams, rocky outcroppings, grasslands, and areas of dense brush or other low-lying vegetation.

DIET

Lagomorphs are herbivores, meaning they are plant-eaters, with a primary diet of grasses and herbs but also will feed on fruit, seeds, leaves, shoots, and bark.

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