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Not so vegan after all: Yukon’s snowshoe hares are cannibalistic carnivores

Not so vegan after all: Yukon’s snowshoe hares are cannibalistic carnivores Your fluffy pet bunny’s cousin is actually a carnivore-and a cannibal, new photographs reveal for the first time. Snowshoe hares in Canada’s Yukon Territory eat meat to supplement their diets during long winters in one of the coldest places on Earth. During summer months, the mammals feed on vegetation, but when snow blankets the landscape and temperatures plunge to 30 below, hungry hares scavenge other hare carcasses, as well…