Desert hare

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(Zool.) a small hare (Lepus sylvaticus, var. Arizonæ) inhabiting the deserts of the Western United States.

See also: Desert

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The only mammals of conservation importance surviving in remote parts of the desert are the Indian gazelle and the desert hare (Lepus nigricollis).
His desert hare painting had won him the first prize at the 'drawing competition of endangered animals' category from among special needs entries.
It's a fact that going to the desert, you will be hard pressed to find the local lizard (dhab), desert hare or gerboa (kangaroo rat) due to the overwhelming amount of strays roaming in every nook and cranny of Bahrain.
Additionally, there are chinkara deer, houbara bustard, desert cat, desert hare, fishing cat, caracal, porcupine, wild boar, mongoose, fox, jackal, squirrel, monitor lizard, and diverse species of snakes.
APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.
Khazaz and Odaynah, whose names are references to the proud Qatari tradition, are a male and female wild desert hare: they embody the spirit of the country and its customs; they are also sport lovers, and they will invite all National Sport Day participants to join them in running, jumping, walking and playing sports.
Aliyah island, home to desert hares and a variety of birds such as flamingos, gulls and cormorants, provide boaters with an opportunity to observe local species in their natural habitat.
Other species in the reserve include Greater Spotted Eagle, Salvadora, Red fox, Egyptian Spiny-tailed Lizard aACAyDhub', Desert monitor lizards, Cape desert hares, Purple-blushed darter, Cheesman's gerbil and Ethiopian hedgehog.
And in the evening we would walk around semi-built areas and see the foxes playing and the desert hares. One of the haunting sounds we remember was the creaking sounds of plodding camelsA when dog walking at night whilst watching the shooting stars.