The world's domesticated rabbit population is estimated at 709 million. However, there are many different species of wild rabbits that live throughout the world. Since rabbits have been introduced to many habitats to which they are not native, it would be very difficult, to estimate the wild population.
While rabbits are found worldwide, they are only native to Southwestern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Japan, Africa and South America. Rabbits may be kept as pets or as a source of food. Female rabbits are called does, while male rabbits are called bucks. A Young rabbit is known as a kit or a kitten.Learn More
Bunnies do not lay eggs. The Christian holiday of Easter has some customs associating rabbits with eggs, but rabbits actually give birth to live young. Rabbits are mammals, and only three species of mammals are capable of laying eggs.Full Answer >
Netherland Dwarf rabbits are one of the smallest recognized domestic rabbit breeds. These rabbits are distinguished by their small size, high activity level, rounded body shape and proportionately large head and eyes. They come in many recognized rabbit colors, including Himalayan, black, chocolate, blue and, tortoiseshell.Full Answer >
Jackrabbits make their home primarily in the Great Basin region of the northern Great Plains. According to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, these animals can be found from the Mississippi River to the Sierra Nevada mountains, ranging as far as central Canada to northern New Mexico.Full Answer >
Rabbits can jump vertically about 2 feet, but they can also leap 9 feet horizontally due to their robust back legs. Rabbits can balance on those powerful legs to scout their surroundings for predators, and they thump the ground vigorously to alert other rabbits of danger.Full Answer >