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The pairing of animals for reproductive purposes occurs during the months of October and November in order to give the animals an opportunity to become comfortable with one another. The reproductive season runs from January to September. In December, mating rituals commence. These are characterized by sometimes aggressive clashes between the partners. Coupling occurs mainly at night and during the reproductive season, the animals are not subjected to any outside stress to avoid negative repercussions on the pregnancy. The gestation period for hare is between 40-42 days with an average interval between pregnancies of 52 days. Birth usually occurs during the nocturnal hours. The number of leverets born varies from 1 to 5 with 1-2 young born during the first pregnancy and an average 3-4 born to females with more experience. The largest concentration of births occurs in the months of April and May.

The weaning of the leverets lasts 25-35 days and is the most delicate period in the life of the animal. 90% of deaths in the first 3 months of life occur in this period with the highest risk being in the first 8-10 days.

For the first 25-30 days the leverets remain in their cages with the parents. They are then transferred, in groups of 3-4 into the holding cages where they remain until they are 60-70 days old. At this point they are transferred to the orientation pens where they remain for 15-20 days before being captured and released into the wild.

During the capture, the young hare are chased out into the open and driven into nets with the help of authorized personnel from the Ambito Territoriale di Caccia (ATC) who are charged with the transportation and release of the hare into the repopulation areas.

The capture of the hare is the only operation for which outside assistance is required. The nature of the terrain and the degree of wildness acquired by the hare during the orientation period do not allow for other options. It should be noted, however, that the participation of individuals external to the Centre, while in disagreement with existing health guidelines, has its positive aspect, in that it allows those individuals to verify the quality of the animals.