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African Savanna Hare Video Stock Footage

The African savanna hare is a medium-sized species growing to a length of between 41 to 58 cm (16 to 23 in) with a weight of between 1.5 to 3 kilograms (3.3 to 6.6 lb). The ears have black tips, the dorsal surface of head and body is greyish-brown, the flanks and limbs are reddish-brown and the underparts are white. The general colouring is richer in tone than other hares, especially in mountain regions where the hares are a rather darker shade. The tail is black above and white below. This hare looks very similar to the Cape hare in appearance but can be told apart by its distinctively grooved incisors. The breeding behaviour of African savanna hares have been little studied. They seem to reproduce at any time of year and the female gives birth to several litters during the year. The young are born in the open and able to run soon after birth. The mother seems to separate them and visits each one at intervals to allow them to suckle. They are weaned when about a month old.

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Animalia: Chordata: Lagomorpha: Mammalia: Leporidae: Lepus microtis

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