Bunyoro Rabbit

Bunyoro Rabbit Range Map (Africa)
Bunyoro Rabbit Range Map (Africa)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors





Latin Name Poelagus marjorita
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Grey/Brown
Length 44 - 50 cms (17 - 20 inches)
Tail 4 - 5 cms (1.6 - 2 inches)
Weight 2 - 3 Kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs)
Life Expectancy Up to 4 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Bunyoro Rabbits have a body length between 44 and 50 cms (17 - 20 inches), a tail length between 4 and 5 cms (1.6 - 2 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 3 kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs). They are grey brown in colour with a pale coloured underside.

Habitat

Bunyoro Rabbits can be found in the low grasslands and scrublands of Africa.

Diet

Bunyoro Rabbits feed on grasses, tubers, forbs and shrubs.

Breeding

Bunyoro Rabbits breed throughout they year and they will produce several litters annually. After a gestation period of 28 - 40 days, they will give birth to an average of 2 young, but they can have up to 4 young per litter.

The youngsters are weaned at 3 - 6 weeks and they reach sexual maturity at 3 months old.

Predators

Predators of the Bunyoro Rabbit include cats, genets, baboons, birds of prey and owls.

Subspecies

There are no recognized subspecies of the Bunyoro Rabbit.

Interesting Facts

Bunyoro Rabbits are also known as:
Central African Rabbit

Similar Animals

European Rabbit
Riverine Rabbit
 


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