Rhosgobel Rabbit
Binomen N/A (belong to order Lagomorpha)
Body type Lagomorph
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-Sapient
Place of origin Middle Earth
Habitat Forests of Rhosgobel
Diet Herbivore
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Status Data Deficient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Middle Earth
Performed by Tasmanian Devil screeches

Rhosgobel Rabbits were a large breed of rabbits that come from the land of Rhosgobel.


They closely resemble ordinary rabbits, except for the fact that they are larger, about two feet long, and are also much faster. The Rhosgobel Rabbits that pulled Radagast's sleigh showed signs of intelligence, as they understand commands given to them in Westron.


A team of Rhosgobel Rabbits are known to have been of use to Radagast the Brown. This team pulled his sleigh. They were first seen carrying Radagast from Rhosgobel after his encounter with the Giant Spiders, through Mirkwood to Dol Guldur, following the trail of the Giant Spiders. Later they were pursued by the Bats of Dol Guldur, but managed to carry Radagast to Trollshaws where Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield and Company were. Later they outran a pack of Gundabad Wargs. The same team of rabbits were seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, briefly under the trees of Mirkwood carrying Gandalf and Radagast to Dol Guldur from the High Fells so Gandalf may investigate the ruined fortress. They presumably carried Radagast to Lothlorien to take a message to Galadriel. The also appear in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies carrying Radagast to Dol Guldur where they help Radagast in evacuating Gandalf out of the fortress by the command of Galadriel, while the White Council hold off the Nine. However they stop briefly to allow Radagast and Gandalf witness Sauron being banished from Dol Guldur. They then continue to carry Gandalf and Radagast back to Radasgast's home Rhosgobel.


  • They did not appeared in Tolkien's writings.
  • They were based on the real world Flemish giant rabbits, according to Peter Jackson.