Common name: European rabbit
Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus
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.