The European Hare is a very fast
rabbit and uses its speed to escape predators.
It can actually run at almost 70 kilometers per
hour when need be. Unlike most other rabbits it
gives birth on the ground as opposed to underground
in a burrow.
The European Hare is one of the more shy rabbits
and generally strays away from people. In the
spring however they are very playful and can commonly
be found out in the open chasing each other.
The biggest threat the European Hare is the destruction
of its habitat. In Europe where they naturally
occur farm land is taking over the areas they
once made their homes in.
During the summer months the European Hare eats
a variety of grasses. During the winter food is
more scarce and it must resort to foraging on
bark, twigs and other similar items.