Tell me the difference between a rabbit and a hare
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Tell me the difference between a rabbit and a hare by Leigh Rockwood

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Published by PowerKids Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Rabbits,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Hares

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Leigh Rockwood
SeriesHow are they different?
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.L32 R64 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25372089M
ISBN 109781448896387, 9781448897346, 9781448897353
LC Control Number2012022308

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Rabbits and hares have many similarities, but they have differences that help distinguish them from one another. Hares generally have black-tipped ears that are extra-long. Rabbits have their own unique way of running to escape predators.   In general, rabbits are smaller than hares. Rabbits usually live in areas with forests or shrubs, and they dig underground burrows or make nests in small depressions in the ground, Dawson told.   What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares? For one, they're separate species—and hares are bigger, have longer ears, and are . Rabbits and hares even tend to eat different foods. While rabbits prefer softer grasses and vegetables (like carrots!), hares like to eat harder bark and twigs. Rabbits make their homes in burrows underground, while hares make nests above ground.

The largest difference from the hare is in the way the young are handled. Rabbits create a nest of fur from the mother’s belly and grasses. Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and are cared for in the nest (altricial) and tended to by the mother rabbit for up to two weeks. Pikas appear more rodent like than the hare or the rabbit. If you don't speak anatomy, let me translate. See also the image below. This is a book that tells food inspectors how to tell when someone is selling cats as hares/rabbits. They say that, for a true rabbit: the fat will be faintly yellowish rather than white;. The exposed nesting sites of hares hint at another big difference—when they’re born. Hares are precocial, born with their eyes open and fur grown in, which means they don’t require a lot of parental care. Rabbits, on the other hand, are born naked, blind, and helpless, which is why it’s smart for them to live in more secure dens underground.   The Legs Have It. Generally speaking, hares are larger than rabbits and have longer ears and legs. They are also faster runners, which makes sense since they live in open spaces, like prairies, and need the speed to outrun predators.

There are a few other differences between a rabbit and a hare. For example: Hares tend to stay in wooded areas. Rabbits like to stick to dense vegetation. Rabbits dive for cover and hide from predators, but hares rely on speed to outrun their enemies. Hares change their fur color to match the seasons, while a rabbit’s coat stays the same year. Rabbits and hares belong to the Leporidae family of the Lagomorpha order. The main difference between hares and rabbits is that hares are taller, skinner with longer hind legs and ears. Hares are larger and faster than rabbits. They have larger . With full-color photographs, graphic organizers, and Web sites, this book describes differences in hares and rabbits with hares generally having black-tipped ears that are extra-long and with rabbits having their own unique way of running to escape predators.   Rabbit vs Hare. A rabbit and hare have become more or less synonymous for many. The difference mainly pertains to their physique, lifestyle and food habits. Hares are bigger than the rabbits. They are swifter than the rabbits too. The hares have longer ears and hind legs than the rabbits. The newborn hares are covered with a full coat of fur.5/5(3).