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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...

2009-07-28 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...

2008-03-24 01:56:49

Just in time for Easter, the oldest rabbit relation is bounding onto the scientific scene. Tiny foot bones from a 53 million-year-old rabbit ancestor represent the oldest known record of hippity-hoppity mammals and their closest evolutionary relations, according to a new study. The ankle and heel bones were discovered in a coal mine in Gujarat, in west-central India, and recently found by a team of paleontologists to belong to the Lagomorpha, a classification of mammals that...

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2008-03-20 00:20:00

One day last spring, fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose, Ph.D. was displaying the bones of a jackrabbit's foot as part of a seminar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine when something about the shape of the bones looked oddly familiar.That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to the discovery of the oldest known record of rabbits. The fossil evidence in hand, found in west-central India, predates the oldest previously known rabbits by...

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2008-01-09 15:55:00

As of Tuesday, the smallest rabbit in North America is being considered for endangered species protection by the federal government. Adult pygmy rabbits are under a foot long and weigh anywhere from half a pound to a little over a pound. In 2003 these rabbits were listed in eastern Washington as endangered, and the current study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine if they are to be listed in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. In 2005 a...

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2007-06-14 16:45:00

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The only surviving pair of endangered pygmy rabbits released as part of a program to increase their numbers in the wild have dodged coyotes, badgers, hawks and owls to find time for love, proud scientists said Thursday in announcing the rabbits have successfully bred. "We were worried. It took them a little while, but they did what rabbits do best," Rod Sayler, a Washington State University conservation biologist, said from Pullman. Predators nearly wiped out the population...

2007-03-14 20:06:04

EPHRATA, Wash. -- The Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit is finally back in its old stomping grounds, munching olive-drab sagebrush and hopefully doing what rabbits do best. Twenty of the creatures - each not much bigger than a man's hand - were set free Tuesday in a remote wildlife reserve, an attempt to jump-start their population in central Washington state. The rabbits were born and raised at Washington State University and at the Portland Zoo in Oregon. They are descendants of the last known...

2006-04-17 16:49:33

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state. Efforts are under way to increase their numbers by preserving habitat where they live. The numbers have fallen as development pressures have claimed shrub-filled farm fields where the rabbits live. The state and conservationists are working on plan to preserve spots where the rabbits still live and restore...

2005-06-11 09:38:31

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- State officials are investigating an outbreak of a rare, rapidly spreading disease that killed about 100 rabbits on a southwest Indiana farm. The rabbit deaths mark the first recorded diagnosis in Indiana of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, a virus that causes death in about 90 percent of infected animals, said Denise Derrer, spokeswoman for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. In late May, a Vanderburgh County farmer, who raises rabbits to sell as pets and food for...


Latest Rabbits and hares Reference Libraries

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

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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2007-06-25 10:57:58

The Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus netscheri, also known as the Sumatra Short-eared Rabbit or Sumatran Rabbit, is a rabbit found only in forest in the Barisan Mountains in western Sumatra, Indonesia. It is listed as a critically endangered species. Its rarity may be due to deforestation and habitat loss. This species is about 16 inches long. It is gray with brown stripes, with a red tail and rump, and the underside is white. It lives in forests at altitudes of 1950-4600 feet. It is...

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2007-06-25 10:56:17

The Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis, is a North American rabbit and is typically found in areas of tall, dense sagebrush cover, and is highly dependent on sagebrush to provide both food and shelter throughout the year. The historic distribution of the Pygmy Rabbit included much of the semi-arid, shrub steppe region of the Great Basin and adjacent intermountain zones of the conterminous western United States, and included portions of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California,...

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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.