Life history of the Mountain hare (Lepus timidus scoticus) in north-east Scotland



A general description of the life history of Mountain hares is given, base on a three year field study of about 200 wild hares on a moor near Morven, Aberdeenshire, and laboratory examination of over 360 dead specimens from surrounding areas. Growth and body size, behaviour, range and movements, food and reingestion are described. More detailed information on reproduction, mortality and population counts are presented to give an outline of the population dynamics in this species.