At the Zoo
As of August 2013, there are 10 domestic rabbits at Brookfield Zoo. Three of the rabbits are an unspecified breed, and the other seven are Polish rabbits.
Status in the Wild
Rabbits have incisor teeth that grow throughout their life. One pair grows directly behind the others. Their coat comes in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Most domestic rabbits have an extremely flexible body. Their large hind feet can have sharp claws that should be clipped and filed regularly.
As a domesticated animal, they do not exist naturally in the wild. Their close relative of the same species, the European rabbit, is near threatened in the wild.
Not listed in the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).