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Hares and Rabbits: Leporidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Hares And Rabbits And People, Conservation Status, Snowshoe Hare (lepus Americanus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

SNOWSHOE HARE (Lepus americanus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
MOUNTAIN HARE (Lepus timidus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
DESERT COTTONTAIL (Sylvilagus audubonii): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

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

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.

Hares and rabbits 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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