European Rabbit - photo by JJ Harrison, via Wikipedia;  The Leporidae (hares and rabbits) family includes twenty-eight species of rabbit and cottontail, and thirty species of hare. Leporidae are members of the taxonomic order Lagomorph, along with the pika.

These European Rabbits live in a borrow which are known as ‘Warren’. They are also the National Animal of

Maze Haven (upside view).  Great for buns (ferrets and rats too).  Available from: http://www.busybunny.com/catalog/gimme-shelter.htm  or in Australia: http://bunnyworld.com.au/prod27.htm

Maze Haven (upside view). Great for bunnies (ferrets and rats too).

In Australia, rabbits are a serious pest & invasive species. They were introduced in the 18th century with the First Fleet, and became widespread after an outbreak caused by an 1859 release. Rabbits caused millions of dollars of damage to crops. Various methods have been tried to control the population. Conventional methods include shooting and destruction of warrens, but these had only limited success. In 1907, a rabbit-proof fence was built in W. A. in an attempt to contain the rabbits.

Rabbits around a waterhole in the myxomatosis trial site on Wardang Island in 1938

The week in wildlife - in pictures the Gerboa

The week in wildlife - in pictures

The endangered Greater bilby, Macrotis lagotis, is an Australian marsupial. The Lesser bilby became extinct in the Photo: EHP

Salted Caramel Panna cotta. Have to give this a go...

Salted Caramel Pannacotta - Step by step pictures of easy and simple salted caramel panna cotta with praline.

LEPORIDAE FAMILY'S GENUS EXEMPLAR #7 (of 11):  ORYCTOLAGUS. "The European Rabbit or Common Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a species of rabbit native to SW Europe & NW Africa; widely introduced elsewhere, often with devastating effects on local biodiversity. It is well known for digging networks of burrows, called warrens, where it spends most of its time when not feeding. Rabbits are altricial, the young being born blind & furless. Wikipedia."    (Image: "European rabbit - Wikipedia.")

TIL Australia conducted biological warfare against its invasive rabbit population reducing the population from 600 million to 100 million.

An allegory of colonisation, represented by the arrival of rabbits in Australia, as viewed by native Australian animals, this book examines ...

An allegory of colonisation, represented by the arrival of rabbits in Australia, as viewed by native Australian animals, this book examines . Shelf Location PIC F MAR.

Dealing With Australia's Massive Feral Rabbit Problem: Rabbits eat the grass at Dawes Point Park on April 1, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  Feral rabbits are a serious pest in Australia that cause millions of dollars of damage to the natural environment each year.

Dealing With Australia's Massive Feral Rabbit Problem

Dealing With Australia's Massive Feral Rabbit Problem: Rabbits eat the grass at Dawes Point Park on April 1, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Feral rabbits are a serious pest in Australia that cause millions of dollars of damage to the natural environment each year.

Quolls are and endangered species that eat echidnas, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, mice, rabbits, and possums. Quoll numbers have decreased from deforestation. Now they are extinct in grasslands!

Quolls

The Tiger quoll, also known as the spotted-tail quoll, the spotted quoll, the spotted-tailed dasyure or the tiger cat, is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia

FINALLY WOODEN RABBIT CASTLES ARE AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA!!! Rabbit Toys Australia is so excited about our new Binky Castles & we are sure your bunny will love it too! Spoil your pet rabbit with one of these fun castle rabbit toys that include buildings, ramps, slides, litter trays and tunnels. D

FINALLY WOODEN RABBIT CASTLES ARE AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA!!! Rabbit Toys Australia is so excited about our new Binky Castles & we are sure your bunny will love it too! Spoil your pet rabbit with one of these fun castle rabbit toys that include buildings, ramps, slides, litter trays and tunnels. D

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