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maandag 29 februari 2016

‘Rare’ hares seen in Center Parcs

In the past 100 years, the number of hares in the UK has fallen by 80 per cent.

But in the past few weeks, Center Parcs visitors have caught a glimpse of hares roaming in the forest - which was captured on camera by the ranger team.

A spokesman for Center Parcs said: "Nationally, brown hare numbers have declined considerably in the UK since the early 1960s and the decline of suitable habitat is thought to be a factor.

"This means that Center Parcs could be contributing to the resurgence of this species giving them the space and freedom to roam.

"In March, hares can be seen in courtship rituals such as boxing behaviour which is an interesting sight to witness. "The best time to see these creatures is in the early morning or late evening as they are shy, elusive animals."

Hares have been regularly spotted early in the morning on the grass bank behind Village Square at Woburn Forest, if they are not disturbed the hares are usually grazing on the grasses.