Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Eastern Cottontail




Scientific Name:
Sylvilagus floridanus  

Any site where brushy undergrowth provides some cover, whether old fields, wooded areas, roadsides, or suburban lots.

Herbivorous—green vegetation in summer, twigs and bark in winter.

Interesting Facts:
This species has benefitted greatly from the clearing and farming of the Commonwealth.

Further Reading:
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