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Scrub Hare

Scientific Name: Lepus saxatilis
Natural Location: Africa

Like many other hares the female scrub hares are noticably larger than their female counterparts. The back of a Scrub Hare is dark brown in color while its belly is white.

When confronted with a predator most rabbits and hares stay completely still in hopes of avoiding sight. The Scrub Hare is no different in this sense except that it waits as long as it possibly can to make a move. It will then dart away and attempt to outrun its predator. This characteristic is generally not very effective and it is believed that this is one of the reasons that Scrub Hares rarely live to see their first birthday in the wild. While kept in captivity they can usually live to be between 5 and 7 years.

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