Japanese Hare

Japanese Hare

Latin Name Lepus brachyurus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Asia
Colour Brown
Length 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 inches)
Tail 2.5 - 7.5 cm (1 - 3 inches)
Weight -
Life Expectancy -


Japanese Hares can be found in Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. They inhabit hilly areas, forests and brush.


Japanese Hares feed on vegetation such as grasses and shrubs.


Japanese Hares have four subspecies:

Lepus brachyurus brachyurus
Lepus brachyurus angustidens
Lepus brachyurus lyoni
Lepus brachyurus okiensis

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