AnAge entry for Lepus capensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03029)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Leporidae
                    Genus: Lepus
Species
Lepus capensis
Common name
Cape hare

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Knowledge regarding the longevity of these animals is limited. One wild born specimen was still alive in captivity at about 8.9 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
228 days
Male sexual maturity
175 days
Gestation
43 days
Weaning
33 days
Litter size
2.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.3
Inter-litter interval
39 days
Weight at birth
118.4 g
Weight at weaning
943.3 g
Adult weight
2,358 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180117
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9981
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