"Bunnies" means rabbits which are children's pets. "Bunny rabbits" means rabbits out in a field or a wood. "Rabbits" means someone might shoot them (for food) but not when we are around. "Hares" means wild rabbits. They are only slight distinctions - AND they are only connotative; the decorative definition of a "hare" is something like "a large rabbit."
I wrote this 8 months ago before I started the TinyCards pack with picture of animals that look similar to each other. "Hares" are definitely both larger in size and distinctly different from "rabbits."
Here's food for thought... If we are technically supposed to answer rabbits on one question while hares on another, and the difference is because one is wild and the other tame, then what are the Lions doing coming into tame areas to get rabbits when they themselves live in the wild (with the hares)? Or do they?