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European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

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 102 extant species of lagomorph, including 37 species of pika, 33 species of rabbit and cottontail, and 32 species of hare. (Full article...)

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Jimmy Carter in boat chasing away swimming rabbit, Plains, Georgia - 19790420 (rabbit).jpg
The Jimmy Carter rabbit incident, dubbed the "killer rabbit" attack by the media, involved a swamp rabbit furiously trying to board then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter's fishing boat on April 20, 1979. Press Secretary Jody Powell mentioned the event to Associated Press correspondent Brooks Jackson on August 28, 1979, who filed the story with the wire service the following day. The story "President Attacked by Rabbit" was carried across the front page of The Washington Post, though the White House's refusal to release the photograph resulted in the newspaper using a cartoon parody of the Jaws poster labeled "PAWS" as its illustration. (Full article...)

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Angora rabbit
The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavşanı) is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid 18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking. There are many individual breeds of Angora rabbits, four of which are ARBA-recognized.

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So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less on that play than I did on other things. He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff. Warhol was definitely… Warhol.
— Harvey Fierstein


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Fleuron from the book "The principles of drawing" (1752)
Fleuron from the book "The principles of drawing" (1752)
Fleuron from the book The principles of drawing (1752). Fleurons are typographic ornaments that were frequently used in 18th- and 19th-century books.

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Rabbits will sometimes try to chew on wood furniture.

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