Is it Rabbit or Hare?

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The eyes are red in colour.

These animals are habitat of Himalaya.

The pictures are taken in Dowhill Park, Kurseong, West Bengal, India.


Perhaps a bit underwhelmingly, those are Himalayan Rabbits. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_rabbit

The pure white fur and red eyes are usually a sign of albinos, but in this case it's actually a trait of the entire species.

[They] can only produce eumelanin under a certain temperature and they cannot produce pheomelanin at all.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for the identification. It's strange that the Wikipedia page doesn't have the classification. I have a question though, the article is saying a breed of rabbit. What does it mean? A species of rabbit? $\endgroup$ – Tapas Bose Jan 17 '19 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ It means a species of rabbit, yes. Of the genus Oryctolagus. $\endgroup$ – Mara Jan 17 '19 at 13:29

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