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Broom Hare

Scientific Name: Lepus castroviejoi
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Natural Location: Spain

The Broom Hare comes from northern areas of Spain. When fully grown the Broom Hare is generally about 2 feet in length. Most of these hares have both black and brown color on them with a completely white belly. The activities and characteristics of the Broom Hare are very similar to that of the European Hare and until recently they had been considered the same species.

Hunting is the major reason for the Broom Hare being listed as vulnerable. They have a relatively small range and their numbers are dwindling over recent years. In the winter is when they are most vulnerable and hunters are known to take advantage of this.

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