New Hampshire is home to two species of rabbits - the New England cottontail and Eastern cottontail rabbits - and one species of hare - the snowshoe hare. All three species are in the order Lagamorpha and the family Leporidae. Hares are born fully furred with their eyes open, and are active within hours of their birth. Rabbits, on the other hand, give birth to blind, hairless young that require considerable attention during their first weeks of life.