Oryctolagus cuniculus

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Rabbits, unlike its nearest relatives hares are born blind and hairless. Large, oval in shape with long ears that allow them to hear the approach of a predator. The fur is generally long and soft, is gray, brown or yellow. Walks rabbit resting on the tips of the toes on the feet. Paws rabbit large and powerful. Life expectancy in the wild 8 years in captivity up to 10-12 years.

  • Feeding

    Vegetable foods, grains, root crops.

  • Habitat

    The habitat rabbits live burrows in the fields, meadows and forests, deserts and wetlands. They live in large families and build a unique network of deep underground to escape from potential predators.

  • Interesting fact

    In case of danger rabbits knock on the ground with its hind legs passing alarm their brethren. The same hind legs they can strike down a kick in the face with an attacker, thereby stun him for a while.