He is voiced by Robert Lindsay (who is known for his roles in Citizen Smith and My Family).
Rabbit lives in England with his daughters Lucy and Emily and son Peter, whom Rabbit has raise single-handedly after his wife was eaten by a wolf. He is best friends with Terrapin and will go and steal cabbages for his family to eat.
However, Rabbit's life turns upside down when he meets his new neighbour Wolf, who has moved to England with his sons Simon and Barry after they were banished from Canada by The Brotherhood of Wolves. Throughout the series, Rabbit has to avoid becoming food for Wolf and his friend Fox (the latter of whom Rabbit has been long time enemies with). He is dismayed when Lucy befriends Simon and Barry.