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Latin name

 

Lepus capensis

Family

 

Smaller mammals

Size

 

Length 45-60 cm

Weight

 

1,4 - 2,5 kg

Colour

 

Grey-brown coat flecked with black, the flanks and legs a more ruddy brown, the abdomen whitish. Pale rings around the eyes. Upperside of tail black, underside white.

Appearance

 

The scrub hare, but has a distinctive yellow-buff chest and white abdomen, while the scrub hare has completely white underparts.

Habitat

 

Open, dry country, from coastal plains to mountains, with low grass for feeding and grass stands for cover.