Why Do Rabbits Have Long Ears?


Rabbits have long ears to help them loose heat as their body temperatures are usually quite high, around 40 degrees Celsius. This is done by circulating blood through a large vein that runs through their ears helping them cool their bodies.
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Protection. Ear wax is slightly acidic and has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. The thickness also immobilizes dirt and bacteria, preventing it from moving into the inner
It may be to hear where the sound is coming from.
I'm not sure but mine is 10 and still going strong.
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Rabbits have long ears because they are prey animals. Their long ears amplify sound so that they can run if a predator approaches. They are an early warning system. You can find more information here: http://www.4to40.com/Qa/print.asp?id=749
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