Rabbits have many different adaptation skills that allow them to fit well into their environment. The rabbit's long ears have a unique outer shape called pinna, which enables them to detect faint sounds directly and accurately. Their eyes are positioned high up on the sides of their head, and their flexible neck allows them to see at almost 360 degrees, which makes it easier for them to detect predators.Continue Reading
Aside from their long ears and greater field of vision, the rabbits' fur changes color depending on the climate and their geographical location. Most rabbits can molt and change their fur's color according to the season. Arctic rabbits have snowy white fur to blend with the white background of winter and change their fur color to a reddish brown in autumn. European rabbits blend with the color of the ground as well.
The rabbits' strong and flexible legs allow them to run up to 16 meters per second and change direction quickly. They also reproduce relatively fast and are capable of reproducing year-round. A female rabbit can produce four to eight offspring at one time. The rabbit's fast reproduction rate is considered an advantage to the species because it allows the offspring to evolve faster than any other species.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Rabbits exist in many different ecosystems in the Americas, their range extending all the way from South America to Canada but focused on meadows, valleys and other places where rabbits can live in cover and feed safely by night. Rabbits live in large warrens and need lots of room to graze, and they prefer the cover of the forest where hawks and other predators are less able to spot them at a distance.Full Answer >
Albino rabbits are typically bright white in color and have red eyes. Other than those differences, they are identical to any other rabbit.Full Answer >
Mini lop rabbits live about 9 to 10 years with proper care. Some health problems may occur that shorten the lifespan or compromise the animal's health.Full Answer >
Giant bunnies are rabbits that typically weigh 12 pounds or heavier as adults. The most common giant rabbit breeds include Flemish giants, checkered giants, British giants and giant chinchillas.Full Answer >