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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

#39 European Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus
IUCN Redlist: Near Threatened
Location: Jericho Park, Vancouver, BC
Time: 1950 PDT May 23 2011

As the name suggests, these are not native to North America, but they have spread widely as a result of introductions for food and fur, and as pets. My copy of Mammals of British Columbia (Eder, T. & Pattie, D 2001) doesn't show any populations on the mainland of British Columbia, but their presence in Jericho Park can most likely be explained by escaped or released pets.


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