Postnatal development and thermoregulation in the precocial European hare (Lepus europaeus)

We investigated postnatal development of captive juvenile European hares (Lepus europaeus) with respect to growth, food intake and thermoregulation. Leverets increased their body weight on average 8.5-fold within 35 days, with a peak in relative growth rate on day 8. Although leverets started to take up solid food in the 2nd week of lactation, milk was the… (More)