Rabbits are animals from the hare family. This name unites several genera of mammals. The body of the rabbit is oval in shape, from 20 to 50 cm in length, a characteristic feature is long, more than 10 cm, ears and a short, fur-covered tail. Rabbits have large and powerful hind legs, pushing off with which, they can move in leaps, making long jumps. On the front paws of rabbits there are 5 clawed toes, the hind paws have 4 toes ending in claws. Weight indicators start from 400 grams. Large representatives can weigh more than 2 kg. Rabbits have a lifespan of approximately 10 years. These animals have soft and long fur that can be white, gray, brown, black and combinations of different shades of these colors.
The habitats of wild rabbits are meadows, forests and deserts. They also settle in wetlands. Rabbits are widespread on almost all continents. Found in southwestern Europe, southeast Asia, Africa, America. Colonists brought rabbits to Australia, and they began to multiply there so rapidly that the government was forced to take special measures to protect the forests and the fauna inhabiting them from the harm that wild rabbits could cause, devouring young shoots of trees and displacing some species of local animals. In the wild nature of Eurasia, hares of various breeds are mostly found. Rabbits are bred in industrial animal husbandry, in household plots and as domestic animals. There are various breeds of decorative rabbits. Read More