Jericho Park in Vancouver, British Columbia is one of several parks and beaches which line the southern shores of English Bay. Offering a wide range of activities to enjoy from boating to walking to beach sports, the Park is a popular year round locale - especially in the summer months. Jericho is also home to a wide range of creatures from birds, reptiles and mammals including a population of feral rabbits which can be found throughout the Park.
For years Jericho Park and many other locations around the city have become a dumping ground for unwanted pets. These rabbits, if they survive the harsh elements, unfamiliar ecosystem and predators usually end up in the blackberry thicket located behind the Jericho Sailing Centre and beside the Park's tennis courts. Visitors and children to the Park often visit the area to see the rabbits which can be seen munching the newly grown grass.
As many are pet store animals, they come in a wide range of colours from white to greys to browns to black (and even multicoloured). It is important not to touch these rabbits as they are not very trusting of humans and can be skittish.
Remember when purchasing a rabbit as a pet that they live eight to ten years. If you are looking to adopt or learn more about abandoned rabbits visit the Vancouver Rabbit Rescue & Advocacy website.
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