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Latin name

 

Pedetes capensis

Family

 

Smaller mammals

Size

 

Length (including tail) 75-85 cm

Weight

 

2,5 - 3,8 kg

Colour

 

Varies from pale reddish brown to yellowish grey, and with a slightly darker tail broadly black at the tip. The underparts (including tail) and insides of legs white or whitish yellow. Large, dark eyes which shine bright yellow-orange in torchlight.

Appearance

 

Other hares, but distinguished by its excesively developed hindlegs, erect posture and black-tipped tail.

Habitat

 

Sandy ground covered with scrub, low bush or low grass; this includes the fringes of cultivated land and vleis. Also sandy river banks.