European Rabbit
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Taken at Doonfoot on 11th March 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.


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Taken at St Abbs Head on 9th May 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Leighton Moss on 3rd July 2015
using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens.
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European Rabbit.
Scientific Name:
Oryctolagus cuniculus.

Common Rabbit.


During the day, rabbits prefer to reside in vegetated
patches, which they use for protection from predators. 
At night, they move into open prairie to feed.
A diverse diet of grasses, leaves, buds, tree bark,
and roots. They will also eat lettuce, cabbage, root
vegetables, and grains.
The gestation cycle for a rabbit averages 31 days.
Litter sizes generally range between two and twelve rabbits.
The young are born in a burrow dug by the female, to
which she returns once a day for four weeks for them to
suckle. The rabbit's reproductive abilities were the
inspiration for the phrase "breeding like rabbits". They
can reproduce from three to four months of age. They
can produce four to seven litters of offspring per year;
a mature female can be pregnant continuously for up to
eight months. One single pair of mature rabbits is able to
produce 30-40 offspring per year.