About the Black-tailed Jackrabbit
DescriptionHabitatBehaviorThreats & StatusFun Fact
Black-tailed jackrabbits are recognized from their distinctive long ears and can reach up to 2 feet in length. Their fur is a peppery brown color and the underside of its belly and legs are white.
The black-tailed jackrabbit can occupy a variety of habitats, such as coniferous forests, open grasslands and chamise areas and big sagebrush. However, their main habitat consists of mixed plant communities.
They don’t hibernate during the winter, thus, using the same habitat all year round. They do require shrubs for hiding, nesting and cover from the heat.
Currently, the population is stable and has no threats. Their IUCN status is Least Concern.
Jackrabbits are actually hares, not rabbits.