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.
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Rabbits in the Field
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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October 19, 2023
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