A small group of rabbits standing by field burrow

Hares and rabbits

The hare and rabbit family has over 50 species in it, living in habitats as varied as tundra, savannah and farmland. Some species dig burrows to live in.

Scientific name: Leporidae

Rank: Family


Map showing the distribution of the Hares and rabbits taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

When they lived

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