Black-tailed Jackrabbit Photo Gallery
What does the Black-tailed Jackrabbit look like?
Black-tailed Jackrabbits are a dark buff peppered with black. Their undersides and insides of their legs are a cream white. They have a black stripe running down their back and black rump patch. Both sexes look similar, however females are larger.
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Habitat
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Facts
Black-tailed Jackrabbits are also called American Desert Hares. They are common in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. They thrive from sea level to elevations of 10,000 ft. They do not hibernate or migrate and live in the same roughly one square mile year-round. They feed on a variety of plant matter and are common prey for raptors and coyotes. They are capable of leaping 20 ft. at a time and are the 3rd largest North American hare.