Black-tailed Jackrabbit
(Lepus californicus)

Black-tailed Jack RabbitThese non-game animals are found at desert and sub-montane elevations throughout the Reserve. Breeding can occur year-round. One to four litters per year are born in deep depressions lined with hair. There is a 41-47 day gestation period. The 1 to 8 young are weaned in 2-3 weeks and dispersed at four weeks of age. Jack rabbits occupy home range sizes of 49-74 acres. They also concentrate in winter feeding areas. They feed on lush vegetation in the summer and woody and dried vegetation in the winter.

For more information on this species and other Utah rabbits and hares please visit this site:

http://wildlife.utah.gov/uplandgame/rabbits_hares/biology_ecology.php

 

 

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