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Set B5 - British Wild Life - card information

22. The Brown Hare
(Lepus europaeus)

22. The Brown Hare

The brown hare is the common hare of the lowlands and loves well-cultivated fields. It usually rests in a "form" by day and explores the countryside by night. The young ones, called leverets, are born in one of its "forms". They have furry coats and large bright eyes. The mother does not worry much about them and soon they are nibbling grass and going their own way. The female hare is known as a "doe" and the male is called the "jack". When two jack hares meet they may rear on their hind legs and beat each other with their fore paws, but such combats are seldom serious.