Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Leporidae
  Scientific Name : Oryctolagus cuniculus

                      Size : 20 - 50cm (8 - 20in)
                 Weight : 0.5 - 3kg (1.1 - 6.6lbs)
           Top Speed : 4km/h (2.4mph)
            Life Span : 4 - 8 years

                Colour : Brown, Tan, Grey, 
                                 Black, White
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Long, pointed ears and
                                 acute sight, smell and 
  1. Rabbits are small mammals found in Europe, South Africa, Sumatra and Japan.
  2. They also inhabit the greener parts of the deserts of the Middle-East.
  3. There are around 50 species of rabbits and selective breeding is increasing the number of species.
  4. Mini Lop is the smallest species of domestic rabbit weighing just about 5 lbs.
  5. The Flemish giant is the largest species weighing up to 9 kg sometimes.
  6. Distinctively, rabbits have long pointed ears.
  7. They have an acute sense of sight, smell and taste.
  8. Rabbits are herbivores mainly feeding on grass and occasionally on nuts, berries, fruits and vegetables.
  9. They are quite popular as pets because of their calm and quiet nature.
  10. The rabbit’s teeth grow continuously and if they do not keep them down by gnawing, they can get dangerously big.
  11. Their main predators are cats, dogs, foxes, snakes, large birds and humans.
  12. Unfortunately, they are prone to myxomatosis, a disease which kills the rabbit by rapidly growing tumors.
  13. On an average the rabbit’s lifespan is between 4-8 years.
  14. The rabbits are considered as pests by farmers because of their destructive nature around greenery.
  15. Interestingly, rabbits are considered a symbol of fertility and rebirth and are associated with Easter as Easter bunnies.
  16. The female rabbit gives birth to around 6 babies per litter after a month long gestation.

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