Named for the white undersides of their tails, cottontail rabbits are members of the Sylvilagus genus and can be found all throughout North America, Central America, and South America. Cottontail rabbit infants generally have light tan coats that turn darker as they mature.
Oddly enough, cottontail rabbit numbers actually increased withthe European settlement of North America. More specifically, theintroduction of domestic farming and abundant food sources causedan explosion in cottontail numbers throughout the continent. As youcan guess, they are currently classified as an animal of leastconcern by the IUCN, and their numbers are not declining.