Native rabbit

(Zool.) an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form.

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Today the tiny hopper, the only native rabbit species found east of the Hudson River, can be found outside of petting zoos only in pockets of new-growth forest between Maine and southeastern New York state.
Native rabbits are widely distributed across Georgia and are represented by the more abundant eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the less abundant swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) and marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris).
Weaned rabbits, pure New Zealand White (NZW) and crossbreds between native rabbits and New Zealand White (NN), 6 weeks old and weighing 668 g (SD = 16.