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2009-07-23 06:31:29

According to federal wildlife officials, the white-sided jackrabbit is down to an estimated population of 150 in the United States, and should possibly be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The biggest threat to the rabbit is changes in its habitat.  Droughts, grazing, and the suppression of wildfires in the Chihuahuan grasslands of New Mexico, the animal's natural habitat, have led to the dwindling population. Wildfires help revitalize grasslands, which the jackrabbit depends...

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White-sided Jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
2012-04-27 08:34:55

The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) has a limited range extending from northwestern and central Mexico to southern New Mexico in the United States. This rabbit is also called the Mexican Hare. There are two subspecies of the white-sided jackrabbit. It prefers a habitat at high elevations, living in open plains and on plateaus.  This rabbit will not live where there are mountains or hills, and will also avoid areas where trees and shrubs are dominate. The body length of this rabbit...

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