Hispid Hare

Hispid Hare

The hispid hare, also known as the Assam rabbit, is a small species of hare found in the grasslands and forests of Nepal, India, and other parts of Southeast Asia. They are known for their distinctive spiky fur, which helps protect them from predators.

These hares have a brownish-gray coat with long, sharp spines covering their body. They have large, round ears and a long tail that is often raised when they are on the move. Hispid hares are herbivores, feeding on grasses, herbs, and other vegetation.

These hares are primarily active at night and are shy and elusive, making them difficult to spot in the wild. They use their excellent hearing and speed to evade predators such as foxes and jackals.

Unfortunately, like many other wild animals in Nepal, hispid hares face threats such as habitat loss and hunting. However, conservation efforts are underway to protect these unique creatures and ensure their survival for generations to come.

If you are on a wildlife safari in Nepal, keep an eye out for the hispid hare's distinctive spiky fur and long ears in the grasslands and forests. Spotting a hispid hare in the wild can be a rare and exciting experience.