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DogDaz News: The Truth About The Easter Rabbit

5 Facts about Rabbits from Smithsonian: Giant Rabbits

In celebration of the annual spring appearance of the Easter bunny on Sunday, Smithsonian Science offers these facts from Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide, a new book by John Seidensticker, conservation scientist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and Susan Lumpkin, freelance writer.

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Rabbits are not rodents, but lagomorphs (lag–uh-mawrf), a scientific term which means “hare-shaped.” Hares and pikas also are lagomorphs.

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Image: A reconstruction of a giant Minorcan rabbit is shown next to a modern European rabbit. (Image by Meike Köhler)

Scientists studying the bones of an extinct giant rabbit found on the Mediterranean island of Minorca estimate this prehistoric animal weighed as much as 31 pounds! The largest rabbits alive today– domestic breeds such as the Flemish giant–weigh 22 pounds at most.

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Thanks to human introductions the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is found throughout Western Europe, Australia, parts of South America, North Africa and on more than 800 islands around the world. Today in Iberia, Spain, the European rabbit’s sole home for many thousands of years, it is threatened.

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Archaeologists have evidence of people hunting rabbits in the south of France some 120,000 years ago. Scientists suspect even Neanderthals lived on diets made up largely of rabbits

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A “never fail” Kansas folk remedy for reducing fever recommends making a strong tea from the dung of the wild jackrabbit and drinking it every half-hour.

(via: Smithsonian Insider)

Wishing sunshine to all who celebrate this weekend, be it Passover, Easter, or Earthday. 

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Posted by on April 20, 2019 in Animals

 

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Caturday: Noel as Speedy

Peanut loves to change Noel into different things on her ‘Snapchat’ app. Here is Noel being Speedy, the Cheeky house bunny. Go visit Speedy and you will see she looks just like him today.

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Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2017 in Cats

 

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DogDaz News: The Truth About The Easter Rabbit

5 Facts about Rabbits from Smithsonian: Giant Rabbits

In celebration of the annual spring appearance of the Easter bunny on Sunday, Smithsonian Science offers these facts from Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide, a new book by John Seidensticker, conservation scientist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and Susan Lumpkin, freelance writer.

Image: Black-tailed jackrabbit (Photo by Susan E. Adams)

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Rabbits are not rodents, but lagomorphs (laguh-mawrf), a scientific term which means “hare-shaped.” Hares and pikas also are lagomorphs.

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Image: A reconstruction of a giant Minorcan rabbit is shown next to a modern European rabbit. (Image by Meike Köhler)

Scientists studying the bones of an extinct giant rabbit found on the Mediterranean island of Minorca estimate this prehistoric animal weighed as much as 31 pounds! The largest rabbits alive today– domestic breeds such as the Flemish giant–weigh 22 pounds at most.

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Thanks to human introductions the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is found throughout Western Europe, Australia, parts of South America, North Africa and on more than 800 islands around the world. Today in Iberia, Spain, the European rabbit’s sole home for many thousands of years, it is threatened.

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Archaeologists have evidence of people hunting rabbits in the south of France some 120,000 years ago. Scientists suspect even Neanderthals lived on diets made up largely of rabbits

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A “never fail” Kansas folk remedy for reducing fever recommends making a strong tea from the dung of the wild jackrabbit and drinking it every half-hour.

(via: Smithsonian Insider)

Wishing sunshine to all who celebrate spring, whatever you call it (Purim, Easter, Earth Day…)

Your friends at DogDaz Zoo.

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DogDaz Zoo: Friends Are The Best Pillows

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DogDaz Zoo: We Love Bunnies!

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Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Animals

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Well, Hello

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PHOTO OP: Well, Hello

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Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Animals

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Bunny Combover Fools No One

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PHOTO OP: Bunny Combover Fools No One

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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Animals

 

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