Is the Easter Bunny a rabbit or a hare?

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The Easter Bunny is a hare, not a rabbit.  Although rabbits and hares are a lot alike, there are several differences.

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For example, hares (like the one pictured) are generally larger and faster than rabbits and have have longer ears and larger feet than rabbits.

Hares also live aboveground.

Hares under a year old are called “leverets”.

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