Hare or Rabbit - What’s the Difference?

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5. Does the Animal Live in Groups or Alone?

Social rabbits like living in groups. Young rabbits are brought up in burrows, where they spend the first ten days of their lives blind and hairless. Hares are loners and only meet up to breed.

6. How Agile Is the Animal?

Hares are much more powerful and faster than rabbits so that they can escape from predators on the open field. Little baby hares can almost hop from birth.

European Hare

European Hare European Hare - Photo: Matthijs Wetterauw/Shutterstock

European Rabbit

European Rabbit European Rabbit - Photo: Nick Biemans/Shutterstock