Cape hare

Has large eyes that could cover a field of 360o to survey their surroundings before they take a nap

Haplochromis

Cape hares can range from light brown to red-sandy grey with a fine and soft coat. Generally, there is a white ring around their eyes. Their body is slender, with well-developed legs and a bushy tail. Those powerful legs can move as fast as 77km/h (48 mph). They are also exceptional climbers and swimmers.

Usually, they only have semi-sleep, rarely have deep sleep, and generally do not last for more than one minute per day. They are nocturnal and often feed on various shrubs and grasses. These hares also ingest some of their feces at night to digest it a second time to absorb some essential nutrients.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Algeria
2018
Bahrain
2018
Botswana
2018
Burkina Faso
2018
Chad
2018
Cyprus
2018
Egypt
2018
Eritrea
2018
Eswatini
2018
Ethiopia
2018
Iran
2018
Iraq
2018
Israel
2018
Italy
2018
Jordan
2018
Kenya
2018
Kuwait
2018
Lebanon
2018
Lesotho
2018
Libya
2018
Mali
2018
Mauritania
2018
Morocco
2018
Mozambique
2018
Namibia
2018
Niger
2018
Oman
2018
Qatar
2018
Saudi Arabia
2018
Senegal
2018
South Africa
2018
Sudan
2018
Syria
2018
Tanzania
2018
Tunisia
2018
UAE
2018
Uganda
2018
Yemen
2018
Zimbabwe
2018

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No