4075, HARE, WHITE 11'' H are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The hare is one of the fastest land mammals in the world. This speed is absolutely critical to its survival. Lacking any other formidable defenses at its disposal, the hare is a small and timid animal that can outrun predators with incredible bursts of speed and endurance. The hare is a very common sight, but many fall victim to ferocious predators or human hunters before they can die of natural causes.
The hare is an animal that has been featured prominently in the mythology and folklore of human societies around the world. The legend of the White Hare, in which the spirit of a woman takes the form of a hare and haunts the earth at night, is a central pillar of some British folklore. These animals are also a common motif in literature and art, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In some traditions, it is depicted as a trickster.
The main differences between hare and rabbit are the hare’s larger ears, more solitary lifestyle, and the tendency to bear young above ground rather than in burrows. Because of the young lack protection, they must be ready to fend for themselves immediately after birth. Another difference is that with their longer muscle fibers, hares are better suited for long-distance running.
These animals have a rather distinctive appearance characterized by their extremely long ears, long hind legs, short snout, big eyes, and stout body. They are typically adorned with white, black, gray, tan, or reddish-orange colors to blend in with the surroundings. Some species turn white during the winter months or remain white all year long as a form of camouflage in the snow. In order to change color, these hares molt in the spring.
Hare have been seen in may cultures and folklore as bringers of prosperity, fertility and abundance. They are also seen as a representation of moon deities, resurrections and rebirth. Here are some facts you would find interesting:
Celtic Mythology: The Celts saw Hares as connectors to the Otherworld and it was forbidden to eat them. There are many stories in Celtic mythology about shapeshifting hare that turn into people.
Native American: Many native Americans saw the hare as demiurge, probably due to their proclivity to multiply so swiftly, and worshipped them.
Egyptian: Egyptians saw the hare as a representation of procreation and immortality.
Africa: African natives see the hare as a trickster who survives through the use of great wit.
Greek: In Greek mythology hare are associated with Eros and Aphrodite, and they were seen as a romantic gift to be given to partners and potential love interests.
East Asia: In Japan, Vietnam Thailand, Sri Lanka, Korea, Cambodia and India, the hare is seen as a Moon deity. The Chinese see the hare as a companion to moon goddess Chang’e.
The Asian festival of Mid-Autumn festivals are a celebration of the Moon deities and has risen through the the legends of the moon goddess.
Another great example of celebration of the hare is the Easter Bunny who represents the starting of spring, which is essentially a celebration of fertility, rebirth and reproduction.
Product Dimension: 9.45(L) X 7.48(W) X 10.63(H)
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