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Hare or Rabbit - What’s the Difference?


This table shows you the most important differences between hares and rabbits at a glance.


  • Ears: Long
  • Feet: Long
  • Diet: Weed, wild grasses
  • Habitat: Field
  • Behavior: Loner
  • Locomotion: Fast


  • Ears: Short
  • Feet: Short
  • Diet: Green grass, herbs
  • Habitat: Bush
  • Behavior: Group animal
  • Locomotion: Slow

European Rabbit - Photo: Leena Robinson/Shutterstock


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