Rabbit

Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami ƌshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

Read more about Rabbit:  Habitat and Range, Reproduction, Diet and Eating Habits, Rabbit Diseases, Differences From Hares, As Pets, As Food and Clothing, Environmental Problems, In Culture and Literature, Classifications

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    A rabbit never eats the grass beside its burrow.
    Chinese proverb.

    What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground,—and to one another; it is either winged or it is legged. It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Green is the night and out of madness woven,
    The self-same madness of the astronomers
    And of him that sees, beyond the astronomers,
    The topaz rabbit and the emerald cat....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)