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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,...

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2010-02-17 10:21:52

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-developed method to safely and reliably mark termites and other insects over vast acreage so their movements can be tracked is just as effective as the previous method"”and more affordable. That's according to recently published research by ARS entomologist James Hagler, at the agency's U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., and his collaborators at the University of Arizona. They studied the movement patterns of the desert...

2009-09-18 15:07:28

Officials in Helsinki, Finland, said they have reached a deal with the city's zoo to feed nuisance rabbits to zoo predators. Helsinki's Building Services Unit and the Helsinki Zoo said lions, wolverines and vultures at the zoo will receive rabbits caught in the city's parks and green areas starting in October, the Helsingin Sanomat reported Friday. The zoo, which previously purchased its rabbits from Hungarian rabbit farms, said the deal represents a cheaper and more ecologically sound...

2009-09-17 17:06:04

British animal authorities said a puppy rescued from a rabbit hole was likely trapped underground for more than a week, surviving on condensation and body fat. Craig Brown, an animal control officer in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, said council workers digging in the town discovered the Jack Russell terrier, nicknamed Hope, trapped 4 feet into a rabbit hole, The Sun reported Thursday. Brown said the dog likely survived by licking condensation from the walls of the tunnel. The dog was very,...

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...

2009-06-23 12:43:00

Third year in a row for Volkswagen Rabbit HERNDON, Va., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the Rabbit has once again been named one of the "Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000" by Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com), a top rated consumer web-site that provides vehicle pricing and information. The annual accolade acknowledges automakers for producing vehicles that emphasize performance, safety, fuel economy, interior size, and comfort. This year the editors also...

2009-06-18 11:42:56

Police in Oregon said a woman arrested in 2006 for keeping more than 200 rabbits has again been arrested for hoarding 13 bunnies in her hotel room. Jim Wolf, a spokesman for Tigard Police, said Miriam Elaine Sakewitz, 47, had 13 live animals and one dead rabbit in her Homestead Studio Suites Hotel room when police arrived Tuesday and officers had to break into the room to seize the bunnies and arrest Sakewitz, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday. Sakewitz was convicted in 2006 of...

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 Rabbit Reference Libraries

Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis
2012-07-05 09:48:08

The tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in Central and North America. Its other common names include the forest rabbit and the Brazilian rabbit. It is the only species in the Leporidae family found in the majority of its range. The tapeti is nocturnal and is a solitary creature. It can be seen foraging for browse and grass in forested regions, in human populated areas such as gardens and plantations, and near swamps and riverbeds. The tapeti...

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
2012-05-03 12:23:42

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris), is found in the coastal and marsh covered regions of the eastern and southern United States. It is sometimes called the marsh hare. This rabbit has three subspecies, and the range for them is small. The Carolina marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris palustris) inhabits mainland areas. The Florida marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris paludicola) inhabits the peninsula regions of Florida, but is not found along a northern area of the Miami coast. Only found...

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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2009-02-16 20:00:17

The New England Cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in new England, from southern Maine to southern New York. It is close in appearance to the Eastern Cottontail. The New England Cottontail is currently a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Cottontail hunting has been restricted in some areas where the Eastern and New England Cottontail species coexist to protect the remaining New England Cottontail population. Photo...

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2009-02-16 19:57:50

The Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Swamp rabbits are skilled swimmers and often cross streams, ponds and rivers. It will also hide from predators by sitting in shallow water, exposing only its nose to the air to breathe. It is similar in appearance to other cottontails, although it is among the largest members of the genus. An adult Swamp Rabbit weighs between three to six pounds. Males...

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