Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Funny Rabbit in Toronto Park


This Funny Rabbit at a Toronto Park sits in the green grass and looks at people. It later runs inside the green forest.

Rabbits, or bunnies, are small mammals in the family Leporidae (along with the hare) of the order Lagomorpha (along with the pika). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of so-called domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life - as various food, clothing, a companion, and a source of artistic inspiration.

Although once considered rodents, lagomorphs like rabbits have been discovered to have diverged separately and earlier than their rodent cousins and have a number of certain traits rodents lack, like two extra incisors.

Male rabbits are called bucks; females are called does. An older term for an adult rabbit used until 18c. is coney (derived ultimately from the Latin cuniculus), while rabbit once referred only to the young animals. Another term for a young rabbit is bunny.

A group of rabbits is known as a colony or nest (or, occasionally, a warren, though this more commonly refers to where the rabbits live). A group of baby rabbits produced from a single mating is referred to as a litter and a group of domestic rabbits living together is sometimes called a herd.

The word rabbit itself derives from Middle English "rabet", a borrowing from Walloon "rob├Ęte" which was a diminuitive of French or Middle Dutch "robbe".



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