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Favorite Images of Rabbits & Hares #2

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Another list of my favorite images of rabbits and hares.

List #1 may be viewed here:


Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species) and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami ลŒshima, Japan).

There are many other species of rabbit and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha.

The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. Rabbits live in groups and the best known species, the European rabbit, lives in underground burrows or rabbit holes. A group of burrows is called a warren.

Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds.

More than half the world's rabbit population resides in North America. They are also native to southwestern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, some islands of Japan and in parts of Africa and South America. They are not naturally found in most of Eurasia, where a number of species of hares are present.

Rabbits first entered South America relatively recently, as part of the Great American Interchange. Much of the continent has just one species of rabbit, the tapeti, while most of South America's southern cone is without rabbits.

The European rabbit has been introduced to many places around the world.


Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus.

Hares are classified into the same family as rabbits. They are similar in size and form to rabbits and eat the same diet.

They are generally herbivorous and long-eared, they are fast runners and they typically live solitarily or in pairs.

Hare species are native to Africa, Eurasia, North America and the Japanese archipelago.

Five leporid species with "hare" in their common names are not considered true hares: the hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) and four species known as red rock hares (comprising Pronolagus).

Meanwhile, jackrabbits are hares rather than rabbits.
A hare less than one year old is called a leveret. The collective noun for a group of hares is a "drove".

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