Ethiopian hare

Ethiopian hare

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Lepus fagani

The Ethiopian hare is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It was first described in 1903, by the British mammalogist Oldfield Thomas. The dorsal pelage is brownish buff, and is finely grizzled with black. The ventral pelage is fluffy and white in colour. Endemic to Ethiopia, it is found in the Afromontane Biozone of Ethiopia, and in the borders of the Sudanian Savanna Biozone. It is rated as a least concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Ethiopian hare habitat map

References

1. Ethiopian hare Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_hare
2. Ethiopian hare on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/11798/45178437

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