Alaskan hare

Alaskan hare

Order : Lagomorpha
Family : Leporidae
Species : Lepus othus

 

The Alaskan hare is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Alaskan hare
A young / baby of a Alaskan hare is called a 'leveret'. The females are called 'doe or jill' and males 'buck or jack'. A Alaskan hare group is called a 'band or down'.
Countries
Russia and United States
Alaskan hare habitats
Grassland, Subarctic forest and Tundra

Facts about the Alaskan hare

Lepus othus is restricted to western Alaska from the Alaska Peninsula to just north of the Seward Peninsula near Kotzebue (Klein 1995).

Alaskan Hare or Lepus othus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

A similar species known as the mountain hare (Lepus timidus) can be found throughout northern Europe and Asia, while the tundra hare (Lepus othus) is found in Alaska. (Full text)

” The Alaskan hare is larger—22 to 28 inches (. (Full text)

Arctic foxes and Alaskan hares are common; polar bears are often observed. (Full text)

 Moose, brown bears, caribou, Arctic foxes, and Alaskan hares are common.

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