Name: Rabbit

Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus

Category: Mammals

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: The rabbit is a very familiar animal, about 40cm long, a greyish brown colour with a fluffy white tail. They graze on vegetation as well as nibbling bark from young trees and bushes. Rabbits live in larger groups in extensive underground burrow systems known as a 'warren'. They are commonest in grassland, farmland and heathland, but can also be found in sand dunes, on moorland, woodland edges and urban areas.

How to identify: Rabbits are smaller than either of the hares, without the black tips to the ears.

Where: Widespread, found everywhere.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The Rabbit is native to Spain, and was introduced to this country by the Normans for food and fur.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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