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This week’s podcast comes from an Indian folktale in Storytime. In “The Timid Hare,” a worrisome hare convinces himself that the earth is falling apart. He races through the forest alerting other animals. Tune in to discover the consequences of the  hare’s scaremongering, and read on for a chance to win!

In “The Timid Hare,” the hare learns how to relax every now and then. What is an incident that has changed you as a person? Let us know by sharing a comment, and you will be entered to win a copy of Storytime. The contest closes Tuesday, April 3 at midnight EST and Wednesday, April 4 at 5am GMT.

Here are some fun facts related to the animals in “The Timid Hare”:

  • With its long hind legs and sleek body, a hare can run at a speed of 45 mph (72 km/h) upon sensing danger.
  • During mating season, hares can be seen boxing with each other. The jacks (males) do most of the boxing with each other in a struggle for social dominance, but when a female hare boxes with a male it is either to show that she in not yet ready to mate or as a test of his determination.
  • Deer live in their established territories for life-it is said that
  • they prefer to starve than leave their territory.
  • Rhinos aren’t really bad tempered-they often charge because they are startled.
  • A group of rhinos is called a “crash.”

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