Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Lagomorpha > Family: Leporidae > Genus: Lepus > Species: Lepus capensis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Lepus capensis mediterraneus Wagner, 1841 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Cape hare - Lepus capensis Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 2605


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Afrikai nyúl Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cape hare English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iepurele-african Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaapse haas Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaphare Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaphase German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kapski zajec Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lepre del Capo Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liebre de El Cabo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lièvre du Cap French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zajíc africký Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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