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6 Fun Facts About Rabbits
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Rabbits are beloved creatures for a reason. Cute and cuddly domestic breeds offer us companionship and comfort while wild rabbits are fascinating to watch as they hop around and chow down in our yards. But how much do you really know about them? These little creatures are surprisingly complex and fascinating! To help you learn more about these beloved members of the animal kingdom, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fun facts about rabbits. Check them out below!

#1 Rabbits Are Crepuscular.

Rabbits are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active around dawn and dusk. Why? It’s thought that rabbits come out at dawn and dusk because the light is less ideal for predators, making it one of the safest times for rabbits to forage and graze.

#2 Rabbits’ Ears Help Them Stay Cool.

Rabbit ears serve 2 purposes. They help rabbits hear approaching threats. They also help rabbits stay cool. How? A rabbit’s ears are made up of large blood vessels, and as a breeze moves past these vessels, it helps cool their blood. This cooler blood then circulates throughout a rabbit’s body, helping the bunny avoid overheating.

#3 Rabbits Have 360 Degree Vision.

Rabbits can see nearly 360 degrees around them without turning their heads, including what is behind them, beside them, and above them. However, they have a small blind spot directly in front of their faces.

#4 Rabbits' Teeth Don’t Stop Growing.

Like beavers, rabbits’ teeth don’t ever stop growing. So why aren’t they incredibly long? They are kept at a reasonable length because they’re consistently worn down as the rabbit chews on grasses, wildflowers, and vegetables.

#5 Rabbits Can Purr.

Rabbits purr when they feel relaxed or happy. This is very similar to the way cats purr when they feel content.

#6 Rabbits’ Ears Are Very Flexible.

Rabbits can turn their ears by 180 degrees. This helps them hear predators coming, giving them a chance to seek shelter.

Want to learn more fun facts about animals? Read all about cats or learn more about man’s best friend!

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