News tagged with hares

Pennsylvania snowshoe hares differ from those in Yukon

Snowshoe hares in Pennsylvania—at the southern end of the species' range—show adaptations in fur color and characteristics, behavior and metabolism, to enable them to survive in less wintry conditions than their far northern ...

dateAug 01, 2017 in Ecology
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How to get a lemur to notice you

Duke professor Brian Hare remembers his first flopped experiment. While an undergraduate at Emory in the late 1990s, he spent a week at the Duke Lemur Center waving bananas at lemurs. He was trying to see if they, like other ...

dateSep 26, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Kill the rabbit

Snowshoe hares arrived on tiny Hay Island, at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, in 1959, traveling by boat from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada, with Wesley Ingalls and his nephew, Junior. The two fishermen had the ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Ecology
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Hare-raising therapy helps bunny stay mobile

At NC State, underwater treadmills aren't just for humans undergoing physical therapy. They're also proving useful for treating hares – as in rabbits – suffering from degenerative illnesses.

dateJul 24, 2013 in Other
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