Nuttall’s Cottontail Rabbit

Sylvilagus nuttallii

There are five species of rabbit and hare in Canada: the Arctic hare, which is the biggest species, the white tail jackrabbit that is actually a hare, the snowshoe hare, the eastern cottontail rabbit and the mountain cottontail, also known as Nuttall’s cottontail rabbit.


Nuttall’s cottontail rabbits are a medium sized rabbit. They grow to be between 35-39cm (13.8-15.4inches) in length and weigh around 0.7-1.2kg (1.5-2.6 lbs). Females are on average 5% larger than the males…

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