Management Plans

Management Plan for the Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies (Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii) in Canada

Nuttall’s Cottontail is a small rabbit, approximately 32 cm in length and 500 g in weight. Fur colour is pale brown on the back, grey on the sides, and rump and white on the belly. The tail is grey above with white underneath and is often held so the white underside is showing. This identifying characteristic is reflected in the Syilx (Okanagan) language name for Nuttall’s Cottontail, np?pq?upa?s, which means “little white patch on the bum.” Its smaller size, grey rump, and pale brown on the back of the neck distinguish it from the Snowshoe Hare, which is about 44 cm in length and weighs over 1 kg as an adult.

Consultation period: 2014-05-28 to 2014-07-28


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Recovery Planning
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