- Rabbits and hares are part of a small order of mammals called lagomorphs. They are herbivores (feeding only on vegetation) with enlarged front teeth (anterior incisors) which never stop growing, an adaptation for gnawing.
- Rabbits and hares are ecologically important as prey, as they are predated by many mammal species and predatory birds including foxes, stoats, polecats and buzzards.
- Characteristics lagomorphs share include large ears, long hindfeet and the digestion of soft faecal pellets in the day.
Find out more about our rabbit and hare species, including what field signs to look out for, here:
Brown hare, Mountain hare, Rabbit