Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

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About

The Rabbit is a very familiar animal which can easily be spotting grazing on heathland, farmland and grasslands. They can also be found on sand dunes and moorland, at woodland edges and in towns and cities. Rabbits live in large groups in extensive underground burrow systems known as 'warrens'.

How to identify

A grey-brown colour with a fluffy white tail, Rabbits are smaller than Hares and do not have black tips on their ears.

Where to find it

Widespread, found everywhere.

Habitats

When to find it

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How can people help

Rabbits can be a serious pest; Rabbit damage is estimated at over

Species information

Common name
Rabbit
Latin name
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Category
Mammals
Statistics
Length: 50cm Weight: 2kg Average lifespan: 3 years
Conservation status
Common.