European rabbit

© J.P. Durand


This rabbit with a greyish-brown coat lives in groups of two to ten individuals. In the day it generally remains sheltered in its warren and leaves at the end of the day to feed on plants and socialise with other peers. It digs long tunnels where females give birth .

Scientific name

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Where can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Garrigue and maquis scrubland, Coastal habitats, Grassy areas

Did you know?

This rabbit’s French name, “Garenne” was given to species especially kept for pastoring as well as to the land where lords had the right to hunt.

Conservation stakes