Species: Rabbit

The rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a member of the Lagomorpha and is not, therefore, a rodent. Rabbits are typically grey-brown but can also have sandy or black coats. They live in holes in the ground where they spend most of the day, coming above ground in the dusk and early evening.

More information about the rabbit can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Dutch native mammal research and protection organisation (Zoogdiervereniging).

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  • Confirmation and phylogenetic analysis of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus in free-living rabbits from the Netherlands. van de Bildt MW, van Bolhuis GH, van Zijderveld F, van Riel D, Drees JM, Osterhaus AD & Kuiken T. (2006).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2006, 42(4):808-12. Link to abstract.