Common Name

Black Tailed Jack Rabbit

Scientific Name Lepus Californicus

Image of: Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit)
Image of: Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit)

Physical Description

A large tall eared rabit. It's ear is nearly as long as it's hind foot.
Has a black patch at the tip of the ear, it has a black speckled body.
It's average total length is 604 mm; the tail is about 95 mm long, it's hind foot is 131 mm long,
it's ear is about 125 mm long, and the total weight average is 1.5- 4 kg.
Image of: Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit)
Image of: Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit)

Habitat

Found around short cut grass, or tall cultivated crops.
They are seen in open feilds in the late afternoon, evenings, and in the early morning.

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum/Division: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Lagomorpha

Family: Leporidae

Genus: Lepus

Species: Lepus Californicus Gray, 1837

Location

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Additional Information

The Lepus' Californicus' diet consits of:
Grasses, Herbage, Cacti, Shrubs, and the bark of trees. Most of their water sources is obtained by plants.

Some can jump more than 3 meters!
(65 km per hour)

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