One of our cuter patients currently - a baby scrub hare (Lepus saxatilis), known as a leveret. This dinky little hare was found alone on the side of the road.
Typically, scrub hare mothers leave their babies, and only come back to the nest to feed them two or three times a day. It is also common for leveret babies to leave the nest and go exploring, only to return to the nest. Often scrub hares have not been abandoned, and it is best to check if the mother does return and to only intervene if the baby hare has been in the same spot out of the nest for more than a day, or if the mother hare hasn't come back to the nest for more than a day.
When in doubt, please give us a call to advise: +27 71 248 1514
We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Branch Code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Pics: Ashleigh Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.