The European Hare (Lepus europaeus)

 

 

The European Hare is a fast-running mammal that lives on the open country and in temperate conditions, with its area of distribution stretching from Western Europe (starting in northern Spain) across to the south of Fennoscandia, Turkey, the Black Sea and to the western banks of the Caspian Sea and over to the northern part of Kazakstan and the western part of Mongolia.

 

In Central Europe the abundance of the European Hare is in decline and the current status is only moderatly aboundant.

 

Hare primarily live in a mixed landscape with open fields and scattered bushes and shrubs for a bit of shelter. Basically the European Hare loves moderate warm weather both during summer and in winter. Too much rain during summer and can lead to a decline in population.

 

Hares forage on grass and alternatively also on crops should not enough grass be available. Also, hares feed on twigs, buds and the bark of shrubs. The European Hare is a social animal and loves forming groups. Their breeding season is from January to August.

 

 

europaean hare on greenland
Hare sitting in a green meadow
european hare on a meadow
European Hare in the cover of green grass
european hare in green grass
European Hare in green grass - looking a bit dozy
european hare on a meadow
European Hare - well covered by green grass
european hare on snow field
European Hare running over a snow field in winter (February)
european hare sitting on snow field
European Hare on snow field
European Hares sitting on snow field
European Hares sitting on snow field in winter

european hares on snow field
European Hares on a snow field in winter
europeaan hare on snow field
European Hares on a snow field in winter
european hares on snow field
European Hares on snow field
european hare sitting in green grass
European Hare sitting in green grass

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