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Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
(Centruroides exilicauda)
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© Photographer: Steven Love
Taxonomy
 
Location
 
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Leporidae
Genus: Lepus
Species:  californicus
IUCN Status:
Least Concern
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Located

    The Black-Tailed Jackrabbit is located throughout the
    southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, mostly
    in desert and sagebrush habitats.

Diet

    The diet of the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit consists of cacti,
    sagebrush, grasses, clover and other plants..


Habitat

    Black-Tailed Jackrabbits do not dig burrows to dwell in.  
    Rather, they prefer to sleep above ground to be able to
    hear predators that may be near.

Size

    Approximate size of a Black-Tailed Jackrabbit:
    20 - 24 inches in length.
    Average weight of a Black-Tailed Jackrabbit:
    Weight is approximately 7 - 8 lbs.

Reproduction

    The pregnancy period of a female lasts between 30 - 45
    days.  Each litter will usually consist of 2 - 6 young.  The
    mating season lasts year round.