Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus
Nature Stars: 20
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.
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