Black-Tailed Jackrabbit
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The Black-Tailed Jackrabbit is located throughout the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, mostly in desert and sagebrush habitats.


The diet of the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit consists of cacti, sagebrush, grasses, clover and other plants.


Black-Tailed Jackrabbits do not dig burrows to dwell in. Rather, they prefer to sleep above ground to be able to hear predators that may be near.


Approximate size of a Black-Tailed Jackrabbit: 20 - 24 inches in length.

Average weight of a Black-Tailed Jackrabbit: Weight is approximately 7 - 8 lbs.


The pregnancy period of a female lasts between 30 - 45 days. Each litter will usually consist of 2 - 6 young. The mating season lasts year round.