Head-body Length: 40 – 68 cm, tail length between 7 -15 cm.
Arid and desert environments
IUCN Red List Status:
Grasses and non-woody plants
Did you know?
Cape hares survices in the hot arid environments through some amazing adaptations: minimizing water loss by producing concentrated urine; ability to drink saline waters; and radiating heat through their large ears. They sometimes also hide in burrows to escape high temperatures.