A rabbit can run between 25 and 45 miles per hour. Rabbits are capable of running at high speeds because they have very powerful hind legs.
There are many species of rabbit, such as pikas and hares. The five species of jackrabbit found in central and western North America are able to run at 64 km/h (40 mph), and can leap up to 3m (ten feet) at a time.
The European hare (Lepus europaeus), also known as the brown hare, is a species of hare native to Europe and western Asia. It is a mammal adapted to temperate, open country.
Hares can run at 70 km/h (43 mph) and when confronted by predators they rely on outrunning them in the open.
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