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How Did Wild Rabbits Become Tame Rabbits?
2014-09-02 03:40:15

Uppsala University The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. The study is published today in Science and gives answers to many genetic questions. The domestication of animals and plants, a prerequisite for the development...

2014-08-15 08:25:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market's sale of bunny meat (same breed as pet rabbits) is drawing widespread criticism. In a statement from SaveABunny and the House Rabbit Society, over 70 businesses, humane societies, animal rescue groups, and over 10,000 people, have already petitioned Whole Foods Market to immediately stop the sale of rabbit meat. On August 17th, protests will be held outside 40+ Whole Foods Markets nationwide....

2012-02-15 15:00:00

To celebrate Leap Year and National Adopt a Rabbit Month, Petco stores nationwide will honor bunnies during the monthly Meet the Critters events on the weekend of February 18 and 19, 2012 from 1-2pm. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Hop into Leap Year with the perfect cotton-tailed addition: a rabbit! According to PetFinder.com, over 1.4 million households are proud to call these furry friends their pets thanks to their outgoing and social demeanors. To celebrate Leap Year and...

2010-08-30 14:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selamectin, a widely used product that kills parasites in dogs and cats, is an effective treatment for fleas in pet rabbits, according to a Kansas State University research team. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, collaborated with Michael Dryden, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Butch KuKanich, an associate professor of anatomy and physiology. The team recently found that not only is topical...

2010-03-25 11:32:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby bunnies are cute and quite popular around Easter, but if you want to buy a live one, the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) urges you to first consider if a rabbit is the right pet for you. Many of the baby bunnies adopted around Easter are abandoned a few months later when the novelty wears off. "Rabbits can be affectionate, intelligent pets," says Mark Nunez, DVM, president of the CVMA. "However, as is true with any pet,...

2009-08-04 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco-born filmmaker, Amy Do, has a lot of experience shooting videos of furry, fun-loving creatures. After shooting her fair share of behind-the-scenes footage of Wookiees for the Star Wars: Episode III documentaries during her employment at Lucasfilm Ltd. on Skywalker Ranch, it was only natural that Amy move on to direct her own feature-length documentary - Rabbit Fever - a film containing similarly fuzzy subject matter. What is Rabbit...

2009-07-28 16:56:33

Animal Control officers in Connecticut said a group of 17 rabbits seized from a home has grown to 20 bunnies. Officers in Trumbull said the 17 rabbits were seized July 21 from a home that contained rabbit remains and bones in its basement along with about a dozen living rabbits on the second floor in dirty cages without food or water and others wandering the house free, The Connecticut Post of Bridgeport reported Tuesday. We are inundated with rabbits, Animal Control Officer Lynn DellaBianca...

2009-06-02 13:44:11

A Canadian man who runs a small rural rabbit farm in Ontario says he's going broke after rustlers broke into his barn for a third time this year. Larry Byers told police in Springmount thieves took 77 rabbits, four bags of feed and nine transport cages late Saturday or early Sunday from his barn, which showed no sign of forced entry, the North Bay Nugget reported. In January, thieves struck the barn twice in two days, but only took four rabbits the first night and 12 the second night, he...

2009-02-23 16:45:17

A pair of police officers in Canterbury, England, said they were on their early morning patrol when they came across a giant white rabbit. Officers Matt Jackson and Yasmin Mossadegh said they spotted the dog-sized bunny at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday and immediately attempted a capture, The Sun reported Monday. After several failed attempts trying to grab the rabbit, we removed our coats to try and cover it with a bullfighting technique. Again this failed, Jackson said. Pet-loving members of the...


Latest Pet rabbits Reference Libraries

White-sided Jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
2012-04-27 08:34:55

The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) has a limited range extending from northwestern and central Mexico to southern New Mexico in the United States. This rabbit is also called the Mexican Hare. There are two subspecies of the white-sided jackrabbit. It prefers a habitat at high elevations, living in open plains and on plateaus.  This rabbit will not live where there are mountains or hills, and will also avoid areas where trees and shrubs are dominate. The body length of this rabbit...

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2006-12-26 11:18:38

The European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a species of rabbit native to southern Europe. European Rabbits are small, gray-brown mammals ranging from 13 to 18 in (34 to 45 cm) long, and are approximately 3 to 5 pounds (1.3-2.2 kg) in weight. They have four sharp incisors (two on top, two on bottom) that grow continuously throughout their life. They also have two peg teeth on the top behind the incisors. Rabbits have long ears, large hind legs, and short, fluffy tails. Rabbits move by...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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