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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Scientific Name: Sylvilagus floridanus
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Natural Location: Central and North America

The Eastern Cottontail can be found in many parts of North America in great abundance. They like to live in grassy fields and meadows that are high enough to provide them with shelter. The Eastern Cottontail eats a variety of grasses, buds and flowers throughout the year as they do not hibernate. The major predators of the Eastern Cottontail include lynx, foxes and hawks.

Many rabbits that live in northern areas of the world hibernate during the winter, but the Eastern Cottontail does not.

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