A rabbit can raise up to seven litters a year. So why are we not overrun with rabbits? In nature, limiting factors act on populations to keep them in check.
Female cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) are especially fertile, able to give birth to seven litters a year. While this would suggest areas with cottontail rabbits would be overrun by them, but this isn't the case.
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May 20, 2022
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