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Rabbit vs Hare

posted on 2013-11-14

The most obvious difference between rabbits and hares is how their kits are born. Rabbits' young are born blind and hairless. In contrast, hares born with hair and good vision. All rabbits except cottontail rabbits live underground in burrows or warrens, while hares live in simple nests above the ground (as do cottontail rabbits), and usually do not live in groups. Hares are generally larger than rabbits, with longer ears, larger and longer hind legs and have black markings on their fur. Hares have not been domesticated, while European rabbits are both raised for meat and kept as pets.


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