Year of 2017

Nesting rabbit

In honor of International Rabbit Day, here’s some little-known rabbit lingo: Male rabbits are known as bucks, females are called does, and their babies—born furless and blind—are called kittens. They’re likely to have many siblings. A rabbit’s pregnancy lasts only about one month, and it can become pregnant again—with up to 14 kittens—almost immediately after. And just a few months after that, the females among those offspring may get pregnant themselves and have their own litter of kittens, and those female kits will soon get pregnant, and so on… Just like rabbits.

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit, cottontail rabbits, and the Amami rabbit. There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
Lifespan: 9 years – 12 years
Scientific name: Leporidae
Weight: 0.88 pound (0.40 kg) – 4.41 pound (2 kg) (In wild)
Daily sleep: 8.40 hours on average (In captivity)
Length: 7.87 inch (20 cm) – 19.69 inch (50 cm) (In wild)
Biological classification: Family