Domestic (European) rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

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Category: Mammals

Also known as the European rabbit or Belgian hare, is the ancestor of all domestic rabbits (about 80 varieties!). The domestic rabbit is considerably larger than other Washington rabbits, measuring 20 to 30 inches in length. It has black, white, brown, or multicolored fur, and is most frequently seen in the San Juan Islands where it was first introduced in 1900, although it is spreading into other areas where it has been released.