In the city, rabbits build more densely

18 febrero 2015

European wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) not only achieve high population densities in the city, their burrows are also built more densely and on a smaller external scale. As researchers report, small burrow structures with fewer entrances and exits predominate in Frankfurt’s inner city. These structures are inhabited by few animals – often only pairs or single wild rabbits. In contrast to this, the structural systems in the rural environs of Frankfurt are substantially larger and are also inhabited by larger social rabbit groups.