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Hispid Hare



The Hispid Hare is native to the foothills of the Himalaya. Hispid Hare is generally found in the regions of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam. It is one of the world’s rarest mammals. They are also known as the "bristly rabbit" because it has coarse, dark brown hair.
It weighs about 2.5 kg. It prefers tall grass scrub savanna, well-drained and thinly forested place. Its diet mainly consists of bark, shoots and roots of grasses, including thatch species, and occasionally crops.

The hispid hare does not construct burrows but takes shelter in the surface vegetation or burrows made by other animals. They are generally described as slow moving and lazy animals.
 
 
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