-A rabbit is a small mammal with large ears and a short tail. It is covered with fur. Rabbits weigh from 2 to 11 pounds. They grown from 12 to 24 inches long.
-Rabbits and hares are often confused. The hare is larger and heavier than the rabbit and has longer ears. The hare has longer hind legs and larger hind feet. It can out jump any rabbit and does not tire as quickly. Many hares turn white in the winter. Rabbits keep the same color coat year-round.
HABITAT -Rabbits prefer regions where the soil is loose and dry and where there is brushwood for shelter. They may live in brushy woods and gardens of eastern North America, on the western plains and deserts, on mountains, and even in the Arctic snows. European rabbits live alone on about an acre of land. European rabbits live in groups in a burrow. The cottontail r abbit lives in the Western Hemisphere.
FOOD -Rabbits eat at night. During the day they stay in their nests.They eat green growing things. In the winter rabbits eat bark of trees and shrubs, buds, and berries.