European rabbit

coniglio selvatico

Common name: European rabbit

Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus 

Class: Mammalia

Order: Lagomorpha

Family: Leporidae

Nutrition Herbs, leaves, barks, vegetables, fruits, berries.

Features: It is similar to the hare, much smaller than the common domestic rabbit. It has brown-grey fur and rather short legs. It is a social animal; the family comprises 2-3 males and 4-6 females. Within the group there is a particularly strict hierarchy characterised by the dominant presence of a pair that defends and maintains the territory.

Curiosity: It was introduced to central Europe and to the Mediterranean islands in Roman times.

coniglio selvatico
North Africa, Western Europe, Australia, Chile
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