European Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus

Summary

Upper body grey-brown, underparts pale grey. Ears long, but do not extend past the nose if held forward. Tail white.

European Rabbits shelter in burrows (warrens). They eat grass and fleshy plant roots (tubers). They are considered to be a pest species in Australia and there have been many attempts to eradicate them. The IUCN listing as 'near threatened' relates only to their natural range of southwest Europe and Northwest Africa.


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Habitat

They can be found in a wide range of areas

Distribution

Mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Body up to 45 cm long

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