European Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus


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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They can be found in a wide range of areas


Mainland Australia and Tasmania


Body up to 45 cm long

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