Hare or Rabbit - What’s the Difference?

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Summary

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

HareRabbit
Ears: Long Ears: Short
Feet: Long Feet: Short
Food: Tree bark, shells, plant shoots Food: Plant stems, grass, vegetables
Habitat: Field Habitat: Bush
Behavior: Loner Behavior: Group animal
Movement: Fast Movement: Slow

European Rabbit European Rabbit - Photo: Leena Robinson/Shutterstock