Domestic Rabbit [Oryctolagus Cuniculus]
Elmer came to the Museum from Rockhopper Outdoor Education along with our Managing Director! In 2020 Elmer turned 12 years old (which is a very very old rabbit) and retired from Education work. He now enjoys his time relaxing at home and eating the lawn.
Domestic rabbits are all descended from the European rabbit. We cannot say what breeds of domestic rabbit Elmer is derived from, but his similarity to wild rabbits makes him a great teacher and ambassador for Vermont’s cottontails and snowshoe hare.