Wildkaninchen (Oryctolagus cuniculus) CC BY-SA 3.0 JJ Harrison (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildkaninchen#/media/Datei:Oryctolagus_cuniculus_Tasmania_2.jpg)

European rabbit


European rabbits have a grey-brown coat. In the neck area it is brown to rust-red in colour. In contrast to the European hare, it has relatively short ears (6-8 cm), is much more delicate (1.3 to 2.2 kg) and has shorter hind legs. The snout-vent length is between 35 and 45 cm, the tail (scut) is four to seven cm long.


The ideal habitat of the European rabbit consists of short grassy areas with safe hiding places (e.g. burrows, rocks, hedges, bushes and woodland) near feeding areas. It can stay up to the tree line as long as the ground is well drained and provides shelter.

The text is a translation of an excerpt from Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildkaninchen). On wikipedia the text is available under a „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ licence. Status: 19 August 2021