Born to be free …
Feb18

Born to be free …

  The first hare are born … PLEASE … don’t touch them … don’t take them away … The leverets are not orphaned!!! European hares have a prolonged breeding season which lasts from January to August. Females, or does, can be found pregnant in all breeding months and males, or bucks, are fertile all year round except during October and November. After this hiatus, the size and activity of...

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The youngsters
Mrz28

The youngsters

  The mating system of the hare has been described as both polygynous (single males mating with multiple females) and promiscuous. Females have six-weekly reproductive cycles and are receptive for only a few hours at a time, making competition among local bucks intense. At the height of the breeding season, this phenomenon is known as „March madness“, when the normally nocturnal bucks are forced to be active...

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European hare
Okt24

European hare

  Generally nocturnal and shy in nature, hares change their behaviour in the spring, when they can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around in fields. This is usually not competition between males, but a female hitting a male, either to show she is not yet ready to mate or as a test of his determination. The female nests in a depression on the surface of the ground rather than in a burrow, and the young are active as...

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Hare boxing
Mai22

Hare boxing

  During this spring frenzy, they sometimes strike one another with their paws...

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