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Toronto, Mar 22 (Canadian-Media): Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) had sent a message implying that if a hare is seen unattended, it should be left there as both the snowshoe and white-tailed prairie hares in the city of Calgary begin to breed, media reports said.
A post from the facebook account of CWRS states,
“Baby hares means spring is here! Remember, See a Hare, LEAVE IT THERE! Baby hares are born fully furred and able to hop within hours of birth (the hares in the photo below were born this week). The mother leaves her babies alone for long periods of time coming back only twice a day, at dawn and dusk, to feed them. This is normal and these animals do not need help! Please do not kidnap baby hares, they do much better with their mother. If you are unsure if a wild hare needs help please contact our wildlife hotline: 403-239-2488
#seeahareleaveitthere #hares #calgary#wildlife #yyc #calgarywildlife.”
According to CWRS officials, hares are born with a full coat of fur and with their eyes open.
They also can, added CWRS within a few hours of birth hop on their own and do not wear a scent.
CWRS officials said, it was normal for baby hares, known as leverets, to be left unattended for a long time under bushes or in long grass.
Mother hares usually return to feed their young ones twice a day.
When threatened, it is normal for a baby hare to freeze, said CWRS.
One should try to help the hares when they are visibly injured.
Executive director of CWRS, Andrea Hunt said that Unlike rabbits, hares don't like captivity.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)