Rabbits at the Agricultural Science Unit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

They are naturally crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. This is an evolutionary solution to avoiding daytime predators and also nocturnal predators such as owls and foxes.


A bunny’s big ears aren’t just for listening! They also help regulate the rabbit’s body temperatures. The ears’ blood vessels swell when it’s hot out, and contract when it’s cold.

Many breeds of domestic rabbits have emerged through selective breeding and their sizes, colours, patterns, and coat types show vast variation between breeds. Some popular breeds include the Dutch, Netherland Dwarf, Rex, English Spot, Flemish Giant, Himalayan and French lop. 

Fact Check

Common Name : Rabbit

Scientific Name : Oryctolagus cuniculus

Type : Mammal

Diet : Herbivore

Group Name : Herd

Avarage Life Span in Captivity : 5-10 years


Size: 20 – 40 cm

Weight : 1-3Kg

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Rabbits can jump to impressive heights and distances….a little over 3 feet high and a whopping 10 feet long!