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The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families: the Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and the Ochotonidae (pikas). The name of the order is derived from the Ancient Greek lagos (λαγώς, "hare") + morphē (μορφή, "form"). There are ninety-one extant species of lagomorph, including about thirty species of pika, twenty-nine species of rabbit and cottontail, and thirty-two species of hare. Read more...
|The black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), also known as the American desert hare, is a common hare of the western United States and Mexico, where it is found at elevations from sea level to up to 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Reaching a length of about 2 feet (61 cm) and a weight from 3 to 6 pounds (1.4 to 2.7 kg), the black-tailed jackrabbit is the third largest North American hare, after the antelope jackrabbit and the white-tailed jackrabbit. Like other jackrabbits, the blacktail has distinctive long ears and the long, powerful rear legs characteristic of hares. Young are born fully furred with eyes open; they are well camouflaged and are mobile within minutes of birth.
The Standard Rex
is a breed of rabbit
developed in France
in 1919. It is known for its unusually soft coat of fur
. Currently, Standard Rex Rabbits are most commonly kept as pets and show rabbits. Burke's Backyard
notes that Rex rabbits are claimed to be one of the most intelligent breeds of rabbits. The Standard Rex Rabbit can be housed outdoors year-round in warmer climates as well as in cooler climates if the correct accommodations are made. It can be fed a combination of commercial rabbit pellets and oaten hay
. Additionally, the Standard Rex tends to be a hardy breed with few health issues.
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