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Hare or Rabbit - What’s the Difference?

4. Social Behavior

Does the Animal Live in Groups or Is it a Loner?

Rabbits are very social and 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.

5. Speed

Are Hares Faster than Rabbits?

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 - Photo: Matthijs Wetterauw/Shutterstock

European Rabbit

European Rabbit European Rabbit - Photo: Nick Biemans/Shutterstock


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