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Hispid Hare, the rarest bunny in the world.

Post by Charbanae » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:40 pm

The hispid hare is very rare, only 110 of them estimated in the whole world. They are very adorable, it's a shame they are so endangered.


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Re: Hispid Hare, the rarest bunny in the world.

Post by Chemuhk » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:53 pm

This is very interesting, I've never heard of this before now! It's sad to see species such as this diminish to so few numbers, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Hispid Hare, the rarest bunny in the world.

Post by LeaderOfDreams » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:01 pm

Thank you for posting this Charbanae. I have never heard of this breed but it does look similar to a Hare my friend drew in a project on Canada. It's a little weird knowing the website is called iloveindia. Here's some information about them:
The hispid hare is also called the "bristly rabbit" because it has coarse, dark brown hair. It's ears are short, and its back legs are not much larger than the front legs. It weighs about 2.5 kg (5.5 lb). It prefers tall grass-scrub savanna, in flat, well-drained and thinly forested country. It is not gregarious, but sometimes lives in pairs. Its diet consists mainly of bark, shoots and roots of grasses, including thatch species, and occasionally crops.

The hispid hare was formerly found from Uttar Pradesh to Assam (India) along the Himalayan foothills, and south to Dacca in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). In 1964, it was feared by some to be extinct, or nearly so, but by 1966 it was thought still to exist in a few isolated parts of its range along the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam. In 1990 the areas from which it had been recently recorded included Assam, northwest Bengal, northwest Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and the terai area of southern and southwest Nepal.

The main reasons for its decline include habitat loss, mainly for cultivation, forestry, grazing and the burning of thatch; human settlement; hunting for food and to protect crops; and predation by dogs. In addition, human-induced changes in seasonal flooding have favored the later stages of vegetation succession which the hispid hare does not prefer.


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Re: Hispid Hare, the rarest bunny in the world.

Post by BlackWarrior » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Wow! This is quite interesting. I had no idea there was a hare this endangered throughout the world. ^^
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Re: Hispid Hare, the rarest bunny in the world.

Post by Tita » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:35 pm

I've never heard of these hares before, but they're absolutely adorable! :D <3 It is a shame there's so few left. :c
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