Prey animals of lynxes: rabbits and hares

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 01.08.2018 - 11:13

The ears of the European or brown hare (Lepus europaeus) are longer than those of the mountain or white hare (Lepus timidus). Photographed in June

Photos: Remo Savisaar

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted by the Animal of the Year Team 26.07.2018



This time we will talk briefly about the rabbits and hares that from time to time end up on the dinner table of the lynx. In our nature two species can be encountered: the brown hare and the white hare. I call the brown hare the field hare and the white hare the forest hare. It characterises the habitats where they primarily live. Sometimes their paths cross and then we can meet the white hare in a field between forests and the other way about.


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