The European Rabbit, or also called the Wild Rabbit, inhabits almost all of Europe. Their body length is about 40 to 45 centimeters, and their weight is only about 1.5 kilograms. The males are usually larger than the females, but they are still smaller than the hare, with which they are often mistaken.
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Its fur is usually in shades of brown-gray, but can be of various shades. The environment in which rabbits like and prefer to live is arable fields or dry, sandy meadows. However, it is very common to find burrows of these animals in railroad embankments. Rabbits avoid dense, dark forest complexes and prefer to stay in open spaces.
From the first days of its life, the rabbit is very attached to the underground, where it creates countless corridors, connected to each other. They do so in order to deceive predators in case of danger and to be able to escape from them, eventually to hide, because at the end of such corridors there is a chamber where the young are born.
Pregnancy lasts from 28 to 33 days. The breeding season lasts from February to September, during which time the female gives birth to 5 to 6 litters with 4 to 12 young. After giving birth, the mother takes care of the cubs in the burrow for the first 4 weeks of their life, after which the cubs start to come out of the nesting burrow. These rabbits live about 9 years.