Wild vs Domestic Rabbits
See the Difference
*Wild Rabbits Are Only Rescued When Injured*
Side by Side
Wild & Domestic
When seen side by side, wild and domestic rabbits have some distinct differences. The easiest way to differentiate domestics from wilds is when the rabbit is black, white, gray, striped, or spotted: these are domestics!
Found In Many Areas
Wild rabbits can appear in your backyard, at a park, on your street, or green areas around your city.
Many Different Types Of Cottontails
Though there are many different types of Cottontails, the one thing they have in common are their white fluffy tails. Where they may differ is in size and a little in their colouring.
And many more
Even though most of Southern Alberta is not in the mountains, the most common Cottontail is the Mountain Cottontail.
White-Tailed Jack Rabbit/Hare
One of Two Southern Alberta Jack Rabbit/Hares
White-tailed jackrabbits and snowshoe hares molt into white fur during the winter months while a rabbit’s (like the Cottontails above and our Domestic Rabbits) fur retains its color throughout the year.
One of Two Southern Alberta Rabbit/Hares
It has the name "snowshoe" because of the large size of its hind feet. Snowshoe hares have especially large, furry feet that help them to move atop snow in the winter. They also have a snow-white winter coat that turns brown when the snow melts each spring. It takes about ten weeks for the coat to completely change color.